1 crore adolescents in 15-18 years group fully vaccinated against Covid-19: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Feb 9: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said that over one crore adolescents in the 15-18 years age group nationwide are now fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus infection.
Over 5.04 crore beneficiaries in this age group have been administered the first dose of vaccine. "What a historic feat by Young India! Over 1 crore youngsters between 15-18 age group are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Mandaviya tweeted.
With the administration of more than 53.61 lakh vaccine doses in a span of 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 170.87 crore (1,70,87,06,705), according to provisional reports till 7 am. As per the Registrar General of India (RGI), the estimated population of beneficiaries in the age group of 15-18 years is 7.4 crore for 2021-22.