New Delhi: The country has successfully administered over 27 crore 66 lakh vaccine doses so far.

The Union Health Ministry informed that more than 38 lakh 10 thousand vaccine doses were given in the country in the past 24 hours.

Out of this nearly 32 lakh beneficiaries were vaccinated the 1st dose whereas over 5 lakh beneficiaries received their 2nd dose of the vaccine.

The Health Ministry confirmed that so far over 5 crore 50 lakh doses of the vaccine have been given to people in the age group of 18 to 44 years.

Over 21 lakh beneficiaries in this age group received their first jabs on Saturday whereas nearly one lakh others were given their second dose.

The Ministry said, more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years have already received their first dose of COVID vaccine in the States of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.

So far nearly 22 crore 55 lakh people in the country have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine whereas around 5 crore 10 lakh have been fully vaccinated with both the required doses.

Union Health Ministry said, vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of the Government for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour.

The Liberalised and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination has come into force from 1st of last month.

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