Around 6 Cr Teens Receive First Covid-19 Vaccine Shot; Union Minister Lauds Vaccination Drive

| Updated: February 8, 2022 7:23 pm

As many as 6 crore youths in the age range of 15-18 have received their first Covid-19 vaccination shot. With this, India has hit a new milestone in its vaccination drive – said Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

“Congratulations to youth power. More than 5 crore youth in the age group of 15-18 got the first dose of vaccine. Young India is fighting the pandemic with full vigour. Great going, my young friends!” – read Mansukh Mandaviya’s tweet.

The latest vaccination data on Co-WIN dashboard shows nearly 6 crore youngsters between 15 and 18 years of age have been administered the Covid-19 vaccine. While the total number of vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 170 crores, the Union health ministry said.

This included the 1.53 crore precautionary third doses administered. Currently, the people eligible for a third shot of Covid-19 include – front line workers, senior citizens and those with comorbidities. The precautionary doses are to be administered from January 10.

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