84.6k people of 18-44 years age received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Day 1: MoHFW

All Indians can register on the CoWIN platform or the Aarogya Setu app to get vaccine from May. In fact, 86k people received their first dose on day 1.

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Vaccination is now open for people between 18 and 44 years as well. But getting an appointment is difficult as slots are filling up fast. Many users have still not been able to book s slot in their respective cities as a huge number of people trying to use the site to get their vaccine.


In the meanwhile, the government has released some optimistic stats of the first day of vaccination drive in Phase III.

A look into the statistics

According to the government data, 84,599 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose of the COVID vaccine today. The total vaccination across the country has crossed the 15.66 Cr mark. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 15,66,37,825 as per the 8 pm provisional report today.


Further, India has also administered more than 16 lakh vaccine doses till 8 pm today.

The 15 crore mark includes:

• 94,28,060 Healthcare Workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose

• 62,64,919 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose

• 1,26,39,303 Frontline Workers (FLWs) (1st dose)

• 8,77,807 FLWs (2nd dose)

• 84,599 for 18-44 years of age group (1st dose)

• 5,32,80,782 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (1st Dose)

• 40,08,078 for over 45 years old to 60 years old (2nd dose)

• 5,26,13,700 for above 60 years (1st Dose)

• 1,14,40,577 for above 60 years (2nd Dose).


The Central Government has also advised the States/UTs to set up Help Desks with the aid of Volunteer Groups, NGOs, and CSOs. The Help Desk Team set up at the hospitals can support in managing the patients being admitted in the hospital effectively and facilitate better interaction between hospital staff and patients’ attendants. They may also help in increasing awareness about the necessary safety precautions and appropriate COVID-19 behaviour amongst patients.

Similarly, NGOs can also help in other activities at hospitals that facilitate the attendants' grievance redressal and in logistic requirements such as helping with discharging, liasoning with cremation grounds and burial grounds, etc.


About Covid Vaccination Program

All Indians can register on the CoWIN platform or the Aarogya Setu app to get vaccines from May. In fact, we must know that all appointments have to be made in advance, as there is no walk-in facility available; that is, unlike in Phase I and II, only self-registration is allowed in Phase III.

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