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180 cr vaccines administered, says Modi

PTI | DC Correspondent

Published on: March 16, 2022 | Updated on: March 16, 2022

Modi said it should make every Indian proud that the vaccines are free of cost for those who want it

rime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI)

rime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI)

New Delhi: Asserting that India’s Covid vaccination drive is science-driven and people-powered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is in a much better position to fight the deadly pandemic but people must keep following all precautions.

Modi noted that today is an important day in India’s efforts to vaccinate its citizens as now onwards, youngsters in the 12-14 age group were eligible for vaccines and all those above 60 were eligible for precaution doses. "I urge people in these age groups to get vaccinated," he tweeted.

Highlighting the journey of India’s vaccination drive, Modi said, "We began work to create vaccines in early 2020, and strengthen our fight against Covid."

"The manner in which our scientists, innovators and the private sector rose to the occasion is commendable," he said.

In a tweet, the prime minister mentioned that India has administered over 180 crore doses, which includes over 9 crore doses in the age group of 15-17 and over 2 crore precaution doses.

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