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New Delhi, March 5 : The senior citizens continued to turn out in large numbers for the inoculation at various sites across the country.
The trend continued for the 49th day of the immunization drive, on Friday.
The enthusiasm witnessed among those aged above 60 years of age has given a much needed push to the vaccination target as well.
Around 10,34,672 people including healthcare workers, frontline workers, senior citizens and those above 45 years of age with specified comorbid conditions received jabs in a day pushing the cumulative tally of vaccination over 1.9 crore, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 8,25,537 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 2,09,135 heatlhcare workers and frontline workers received a second dose of vaccine as per the provisional report. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight, the Ministry said.
The major share of the vaccination recorded on Friday was contributed by senior citizens with over 48 per cent of participation.


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