Over 2.15 lakh beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine across 12 states and Union Territories on May 1st, the Health Ministry confirmed on Monday. 

Today, marked the 3rd day of the nationwide vaccination drive launched by PM Modi which states that everyone above the age of 18 can get vaccinated.

The total vaccination tally across the country has surpassed the 15.88 crores mark and nearly 16.5 lakh vaccine doses were administered on Monday itself, May 1st.

“A total of 2,15,185 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received the first dose of the vaccine across 12 states and Union territories in the last 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement.

A provisional report compiled at 8 pm suggests that the combined count of the total no. of COVID vaccine doses administered to date in the country stands at 15,88,71,435.

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