COVID-19: More than 15.37 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated across India so far, says Ministry of Health | India News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Saturday (January 23, 2021) said that more than 15.37 lakh beneficiaries have been COVID-19 vaccinated across India so far.

According to MoHFW, 15,37,190 beneficiaries have been administered coronavirus vaccines and over 27,700 vaccine sessions have been held till 6 pm on Saturday. The world’s largest COVID019 vaccination drive had started in India on January 16. 

“Today, vaccination sessions were organised in 27 States/UTs and up to 06:00 pm, around 1,46,598 beneficiaries have been vaccinated,” the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said in a media briefing. 

The ministry added that in addition to 12 states currently using Covaxin, seven new states would be administering Covaxin from next week.

It informed that training of Immunization Programme Managers of 13 foreign countries using Indian vaccine was conducted by the MoHFW covering all aspects of vaccine rollout spread over two days.

It also said, “In States/ UTs, prominent doctors are getting vaccinated are becoming part of communication campaign with different hashtags.”

This is to be noted that India’s total active coronavirus caseload has continued to manifest sustained downward movement on Saturday. It has now dropped to 1.85 lakh (1,85,662) today.

The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours was recorded at 14,256, whereas, 17,130 people recovered and were discharged on Friday. According to MoHFW, 28 states and UTs have less than 5,000 active COVID-19 cases.

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