Over 3 crore youngsters between the 15-18 age group are now fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus infection, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday.
He said young India is taking the world's largest vaccination drive to the next level.
'What a great feat by our young warriors! Over 3 crore youngsters between 15-18 age group are now fully vaccinated against #COVID19. Young India is taking the world's largest vaccination drive to the next level! #SabkoVaccineMuftVaccine,' Mandaviya tweeted.
The development comes as India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 178.55 crore mark till Saturday morning.
According to a Health Ministry statement, more than 24.62 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses (24,62,562), including precaution jabs, were administered to the beneficiaries in the last 24 hours.
Further, over 179.53 crore (1,79,53,10,650) vaccine doses have been provided to States and UTs so far through Government of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category, the ministry said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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