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103-year-old becomes oldest woman in India to get Covid-19 vaccine

103-year-old J Kameshwari takes Covid-19 vaccine in Bengaluru. — ANI
103-year-old J Kameshwari takes Covid-19 vaccine in Bengaluru. — ANI

Bengaluru - The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination crossed 24 million coverage



By ANI

Published: Wed 10 Mar 2021, 9:00 AM

A 103-year-old woman received her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Bengaluru on Tuesday. With this, J Kameshwari became the oldest woman in India to have received the Covid-19 vaccine as per available data, said Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road.

The nationwide Covid-19 vaccination crossed 24 million coverage, said India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

The Central government has been ramping up the Covid-19 vaccination drive across states as it started the next phase of vaccination from March 1.

In this phase, those above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with co-morbidities are eligible to register and receive a Covid-19 jab.

According to an official release, a total of 24.03 million vaccine doses were administered in the country, as per the provisional report till 7pm on Tuesday.

“These include 800,287 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific co-morbidities and 4.92 million beneficiaries aged more than 60 years,” the release said.


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