A total of 41,20,741beneficiaries were vaccinated through 76,516 sessions till Tuesday 7 pm, as per the provisional report, it said. As many as 3,785 sessions were held till 7 pm today.
Two states, Gujarat and West Bengal, initiated vaccination of frontline workers on Tuesday and19,902 frontline workers were inoculated till 7 pm, as per the provisional report.
“Overall, 1,70,585 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 7 pm on Tuesday,” the ministry said, adding final reports would be completed by late on Tuesday night.
“The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully on the eighteenth day,” it said.
As many as 106 adverse events following immunisation (AEFIs)have been reported till 7 pm on the eighteenth day of the vaccination drive, the ministry said.
Of the total 41,20,741 beneficiaries who have been vaccinated till 7 pm Friday since the drive was rolled out, include 1,87,252 from Andhra Pradesh, 2,21,354 from Bihar, 2,19,871 from Kerala, 3,16,368 from Karnataka, 2,98,376 from Madhya Pradesh, 1,20,745 from Tamil Nadu, 74,068 from Delhi, 2,83,817 from Gujarat, 4,63,793 from Uttar Pradesh and 2,84,228 from West Bengal, according to the provisional report.
The ministry further said the countrywide National Polio Immunisation drive was conducted successfully on the third day on Tuesday.
As per provisional report, total of 11.04 crore children under the age of five years have been given polio drops till Tuesday across the country.
The booth activity is followed by house-to-house surveillance (mop-up rounds) over the next two to five days to identify and vaccinate children who missed getting vaccinated at the booths.