A total of 9,674 precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the 18-59 years age-group on the first day on Sunday taking the cumulative doses given in the country to 185.74 crore, the Union health ministry said.
India on Sunday began administering precaution dose of COVID-19 vaccines to all aged above 18 years at private vaccination centres.
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All those above the age of 18 who have completed nine months after the administration of the second dose are eligible for the precaution dose.
So far more than 2.22 crore (2,22,67,519) children in the age-group of 12-14 years have been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the ministry said