India vaccinated over 66% of eligible population: Centre

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India vaccinated over 66% of eligible population: Centre (Image: Unsplash)
India vaccinated over 66% of eligible population: Centre (Image: Unsplash)

New Delhi : 66 per cent of India's eligible population for coronavirus vaccination has received at least first dose of the vaccine, told Centre.

In addition, 23% of the population has been fully vaccinated. “We have been able to achieve this due to tremendous work by some states," said Rajesh Bhushan.  

VK Paul, member (health) of Niti Aayog referred to it as "an important milestone".

Further, all adult people in six states and union territories -- Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Sikkim -- have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

This comes as India achieved the milestone of administering a total of 83 crore anti-Covid jabs since 16 January. As per data by the Union health ministry, 33,77,76,289 persons in the 18-44 category across all states and union territories have received their first dose and a total of 6,69,10,347 have received their second dose.