India's COVID vaccination coverage crosses 72 crore

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New Delhi [India], September 9 (ANI): As India administered 59 lakh doses of COVID doses on Thursday, the country crossed the landmark milestone of 72 crore of vaccine coverage, said a press release from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

According to the press release, India administered 39.88 lakh with the first dose of the anti-COVID shot while 19.62 lakh received the second dose on Thursday.

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, said the press release. Meanwhile, the Centre is soon going to launch a Vaccine tracker that will give synergized data with a week-by-week update about Covid vaccine doses, said ICMR DG Balram Bhargava. (ANI)

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