New Delhi: Under the nationwide vaccination campaign, on March 5, about 1.5 million people were given the vaccine of Covid-19, the highest number of vaccines in a day. With this, more than 1.94 crore people have been vaccinated by the Corona virus so far across the country. Official sources gave this information on Saturday. The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign began on January 16, in which the process of vaccinating health workers began. Vaccination of personnel deployed on the advance front began from February 2.
The second dose of the vaccine was started from 13 February in which vaccines were given to those who had taken the first dose 28 days earlier. The next phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign started from March 1, during which the vaccine was given to people over 60 years of age and above 45 years of age with an ailment. It was informed by the Ministry of Health that a total of 14,92,201 doses were given on the 49th day of the vaccination campaign (March 5).
The ministry said that of these, 11,99,848 beneficiaries (health workers and advance personnel) were given the first dose of the vaccine in 18,333 sessions and 2,92,353 personnel were given the second dose of the vaccine. Of these beneficiaries (11,99,848), 1,10,857 persons were aged between 45 and 60 who were already suffering from some disease. Along with this, there were 7,61,355 beneficiaries above 60 years of age who were given the vaccine.