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India launches successful vaccination campaign

29.01.2022 58 просмотров

In India, 95% of adults have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Approximately 95% of all adults in India received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a nationwide immunization campaign. This was announced by the Minister of Health of the country Mansukh Mandavia.

“India's vaccination campaign continues to make headway. About 95 adults in the country received the first dose of the vaccine against the virus, in January 60% of Indian children aged 15 to 17 years old also received the first stage of vaccination," the Hindustan Times quoted the Minister on Friday as saying. ".

Vaccination of children from 15 to 17 years old began in India on 3 January. To date, they have received more than 40.4 million doses of anti-coronavirus drugs. The number of children of this age in the country exceeds 70 million. Against the background of successful vaccination of children, the Government of India is considering reopening schools, which were previously temporarily closed due to the spread of COVID-19.

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs said at the same time that its coronavirus restrictions had been extended until 28 February due to ongoing an increase in the number of positive tests for coronavirus in the country. According to the Ministry of Health, most infections are due to the omicron strain.

While the fight against the spread of the virus is being carried out in India with the help of three drugs, this is the Covishield vaccine developed by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca ( AstraZeneca), which is produced by the Indian Serum Institute, the drug Covaxin (Covaxin) manufactured by the Indian company Bharat Biotech (Bharat Biotech), as well as the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.

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