About 12.76 crore doses cumulatively given so far

About 12.76 crore doses cumulatively given so far

kolkata: Bengal has cumulatively administered around 12.76 crore doses so far in Bengal since the immunisation drive began out of which around 2,49,505 doses were administered in the past 24 hours.

Around 6.95 crore people have received first Covid doses while around 5.65 crore received double doses. Around 18,739 first doses have been administered on Sunday while 2,15,851 people have received second doses.

State has so far administered over 14,915 booster or precautionary doses of Covid vaccine on the health professionals, frontline workers and senior citizens on Friday. The number of cumulative booster doses administered so far in the state reached 15.30 lakh.

Around 6,938 AEFI cases have been reported across Bengal so far. Around 3,938 Covid vaccination centres have been operational in the state. Bengal has already started administering a second dose of Covaxine among adolescents in the age group 15-18 as almost all of them have received their first jab. Nearly around 45 lakh eligible adolescents in this age group have received doses.

It may be mentioned here that Bengal has been successfully extracting minimum 7 to 10 extra doses of vaccine on an average basis from 10 vials for over a long time.

The extraction of extra doses are beyond the labeled quantity of doses supposed to be administered. This has become possible due to the efficiency of nursing personnel and health workers in the Covid vaccination centres (CVC) across the state.

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