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Vaccine administered to 85,000 people in 18-44 age group, on May 1

Vaccine was administered to around 85,000 beneficiaries falling under the age group 18-44. As on 106th day of the vaccination drive (May 1), 18,26,219 beneficiaries were vaccinated. Across 15,968 sessions, 11,14,214 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 7,12,005 beneficiaries received their second dose of vaccine.

More than 18 lakh people were vaccinated in a span of 24 hours  The 11 states that received the vaccine are Chhattisgarh (987), Delhi (1,472), Gujarat (51,622), Jammu and Kashmir (201), Karnataka (649), Maharashtra (12,525), Odisha (97), Punjab (298), Rajasthan (1853), Tamil Nadu (527) and UP (15,792).

The Government of India along with states and UTs through a ‘Whole of Government’ approach has embarked on a five-point strategy for prevention, containment, and management of the pandemic in the country. Vaccination forms an integral component of the five-point strategy including Test, Track, Treat, and COVID Appropriate Behaviour, the ministry said.

The Liberalized and Accelerated Phase-3 Strategy of COVID-19 vaccination came into force from May 1. Registration for the newly eligible population groups had commenced on April 28.

India’s cumulative recoveries have surged to 1,59,92,271 with 3,07,865 recoveries being registered in a span of 24 hours.



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