According to the Union Health Ministry, more than 1 crore children in the age group of 12 to 14 years have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccination drive for the age group of 12 to 14 years began on March 16. The children have been given Corbevax and will get 2 doses to be administered 28 days apart.
The Health Ministry said that over 183.83 crore people in the country have been vaccinated. More than 2.23 crore precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and to the people over 60 years of age.
The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase.
The nationwide drive began in January last year when healthcare workers were vaccinated in the first phase. Frontline workers received their dose from February 2. People over 60 received their dose from March 1 and those above 45 from April 1. The vaccination drive was expanded and those over 18 were eligible to get vaccinated from May 1.
From January this year, children in the age group 15 to 18 received their shots.