As many as 40 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered amongst the mass on day 3 of ‘Tika Utsav’, suggests Union Health Ministry’s latest provisional report. The ‘tika utsav’ (vaccine festival) refers to the COVID-19 vaccination drive between April 11 and 14.
“On day 3 of ‘Tika Utsav’, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 10.85 crores (10,85,33,085) with over 40 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours,” Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s provisional report said, quoted by the ANI.
#COVID19 | On day 3 of 'Tika Utsav', India’s cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 10.85 crores (10,85,33,085) with over 40 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/6UMHmLVlxq
— ANI (@ANI) April 13, 2021
More than 10.85 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have reportedly been administered across the country so far.
Earlier on Monday (April 12), while 34,55,640 beneficiaries received their first shot and 5,48,881 people were given their second dose. These numbers include healthcare and frontline workers, people aged over 60 and beneficiaries above the age of 45 with or without comorbidities.
According to the recent reports, the government revised the gap between the two doses for the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, to six-eight weeks.
However, the interval for the second dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin remains unchanged.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the nationwide vaccination drive on January 16, with healthcare workers at the frontline of India’s COVID-19 battle getting their first jabs.
From April 1, vaccination was launched for everyone above the age of 45.