India marks 1st anniversary of nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19

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India marks the first anniversary of the nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19.

  • The world’s largest vaccination drive began on January 16, 2021, with health workers.
  • Then it was opened for the frontline workers on 2nd February 2021 followed by the 60-plus age group and those above 45-years and comorbid from 1st March and for all above 18 years from 1st May in 2021.
  • India administered 100 crore vaccine doses in October 2021.
  • The drive for administering the precautionary doses to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and sixty-plus individuals commenced on 10th January 2022.
  • Vaccination of children in the age group of 15-18 years was started from 3rd January 2022.
  • Meanwhile, India’s Covid vaccination coverage has crossed 156 crore 63 lakh mark.

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