Covid Vaccine recipients cross 1.63 Crore

President Ramnath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu are seen being administered the Covid Vaccine

The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 1.63 Crore today with country heads President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu getting vaccinated.


The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16, 2021, and the vaccination of the Frontline Workers (FLWs) started on Feb 2, 2021. The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from March 1, 2021, for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

A total of 1,63,14,485 vaccine doses have been given to date, as per the provisional report till 7 pm Wednesday.

These include 67,75,619 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 28,24,311 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 57,62,131 FLWs (1st dose), 3,277 FLWs (2nd dose), 8,44,884 beneficiaries more than 60 years old and 1,04,263 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities.

HCWsFLWs45 to <60 years with Co-morbiditiesOver 60 years
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Total 6,92,889 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm Wednesday, the forty-seventh day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination. Out of which 5,79,366 beneficiaries were vaccinated for 1st dose and 1,13,523 HCWs and FLWs received 2nd dose of vaccine as per the provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight.