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A total of 46.15 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India so far. Out of these, over 52.99 lakh doses were given on Friday. 

The central government has asked states and Union Territories to prioritise the inoculation of vagabonds and destitutes who cannot register themselves online and lack resources for vaccination.

In a letter to the chief secretaries of states and the administrators of UTs, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the states can take the help of civil society organisations, NGOs, and public-spirited citizens/volunteers to facilitate the vaccination of destitutes and vagabonds against the coronavirus disease

There is a need to focus on Covid-19 vaccination efforts on the most vulnerable groups to ensure vaccination is equitable and accessible to all, Bhushan further mentioned in his letter.

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