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Over 1 crore vaccine doses have been administered to children aged 12 to 14

Over one crore children between the ages of 12 and 14 have received the first dosage of the COVID-19 vaccination, according to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday.

The immunisation for this age range began on March 16 with Biological E’s intramuscular vaccine Corbevax, which is delivered in two doses 28 days apart.

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There were 4.7 crore children aged 12 and 13 in the country as of March 1 last year.

According to preliminary statistics as of 7 a.m., the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses provided in the country has surpassed 182.55 crores.

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On January 16, last year, the nationwide vaccination push began, with healthcare personnel being the first to get immunised. Vaccination of frontline employees began on February 2 of last year.

The second phase of COVID-19 immunisation began on March 1 of last year for adults over the age of 60, as well as those aged 45 and over with certain co-morbid disorders.

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From April 1 of last year, India mandated vaccination for all adults above the age of 45. From May 1 of last year, the government decided to broaden its vaccination campaign by enabling anybody above the age of 18 to be immunised against viral illness.

The second wave of immunisation began on January 3 for teenagers aged 15 to 18 years.

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