More than six crore people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far. The second dose is being administered to those who have completed 28 days after receiving the first shot.
As many as 21,54,170 doses of coronavirus vaccines were administered in India on March 27, Union Health Ministry’s latest provisional report has said, even as infections continue to spike in the country.
With this, more than six crore beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the country so far. On March 27, 20,09,805 beneficiaries were given the first shot, while 1,44,365 healthcare and frontline workers received their second doses, the report said.
The second dose is being given to those who have completed 28 days after receiving the first shot. The emergency use approval granted by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) allows four-six weeks for the second dose to be administered.
The government recently revised the gap for the Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, to six-eight weeks but the interval for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin remains unchanged.
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