Over 25 crore Covid vaccine doses administered so far: DGHS
As of April 30, a total of 25,77,93,863 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, including booster doses, have been administered since the countrywide vaccination campaign was launched on February 7 last year.
"A total of 12,85,68,620 people have been administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines while 11,64,25,878 received the second dose across the country during the period," according to data issued by Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS).
As many as 1,27,99,365 people have received Covid-19 vaccine booster doses to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, it added.
Total 3,32,14,326 students – aged 12-17 years – were vaccinated with first and second doses and of them, 1,73,20,822 students received first dose while 1,58,93,504 were immunised with second dose of the jabs, the DGHS sources said.
To bring all eligible people under vaccination coverage, 2,18,073 homeless people have so far received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
The government conducted the three-day countrywide mass vaccination campaign that began on February 26, this year.