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Vaccine

Over 40 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Day 1 of vaccination drive for 15-18 age group
Vaccine

Over 40 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Day 1 of vaccination drive for 15-18 age group

More than 40 lakh children in the age group of 15 to 18 years received their first vaccine dose against COVID-19 on January 3 - the first day of the widened immunisation drive, as infections inch up again in the country. Announcing the same, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted: "Well done Young India! Over 40 Lakhs between 15-18 age group received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the 1st day of vaccination drive for children, till 8 PM. This is another feather in the cap of India’s vaccination drive" Over the last few days, India has seen a surge in cases as states continue to report more infections, which is believed to be driven by the more transmissible Omicron variant. As per the numbers available on the CO-WIN dashboard, 34,84,212 children had been vacci...