Covid-19 vaccination: India may have won a major battle, says Eco Survey

97% of the country's eligible beneficiaries have been given at least one dose, while 90% have got two doses

Sohini Das Mumbai

India has administered more than 2.2 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses across the country, covering 97 per cent of the eligible beneficiaries with at least one dose, and around 90 per cent with two doses, the Economic Survey 2022-23 said, adding that India ‘may have won a major battle’.
India’s National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, the world’s largest vaccination initiative, began on January 16, 2021, initially aiming to cover the country's adult population in the shortest possible time. The programme was expanded to include all persons aged 12 years and above, and for the precautionary dose, all persons aged 18 years or more.
Vaccination for the 12-14 age group was started on March 16, 2022, followed by the precautionary dose for the 18-59 age group, which started on 10 April 2022. Also, 224 million precautionary doses have been administered, the Survey added.

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First Published: Jan 31 2023 | 4:12 PM IST

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