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Over 2 crore in 15-18 age group vaccinated with first COVID-19 jab in a week, says Centre

The event comes after India achieved a milestone of administering over 150 crore COVID-19 vaccines on Friday

College students flash the victory signal after being administered with COVID-19 vaccine in Lucknow. PTI

Greater than two crore youngsters have been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 with the primary jab inside per week of the inoculation drive being launched, Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya mentioned on Saturday.

“Nice Going, my Younger Mates. Over 2 crore children between the 15-18 age group have acquired their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in lower than per week of vaccination drive for kids,” Mandaviya tweeted.

The immunisation drive in opposition to COVID-19 was expanded to incorporate these between 15 and 17 years of age on 3 January.

Over 150 cr doses of COVID-19 vaccines registered

The event comes after India achieved a milestone of administering over 150 crore COVID-19 vaccines on Friday.

With the administration of greater than 90 lakh (90,59,360) vaccine doses previously 24 hours, the cumulative quantity within the nation has exceeded 150.61 crore (150,61,92,903), in response to provisional reviews up to date until 7 am.

In line with well being ministry officers, over 91 p.c of the grownup inhabitants of the nation has acquired at the very least one dose of the vaccine, whereas greater than 66 p.c have been vaccinated with each the doses.

‘Glorious’: PM Modi after 2 crore youngsters get inoculated 

Lauding the feat of over two crore children within the 15-18 age group getting vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday referred to as for persevering with the momentum.

He tweeted, “Glorious! Properly executed my younger pals. Allow us to proceed this momentum. Urging everybody to observe all COVID-19 associated protocols and get vaccinated, if you have not already.”

On Saturday, India witnessed greater than 1 lakh recent infections for the second straight day after 141,986 folks examined constructive within the previous 24 hours. The Omicron tally within the nation was recorded at 3,071, of whom, 1,203 have recovered.

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