"98,46,523 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 6pm on February 18," informs Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Mandeep Singh Bhandari.
Of the total, over 66 lakh healthcare workers have been given the vaccine shot.
"62,34,635 healthcare workers have been given the first dose while 4,64,932 healthcare workers have been given the second dose.
Vaccination drive for frontline workers which started from February 02 has so far vaccinated 31,46,956 beneficiaries," informed Joint Secretary Mandeep Singh Bhandari.
Health Ministry further informed that in the last 24 hours, two new events of hospitalisation have been reported in West Bengal, of which one case of convulsions while the second case is of anaphylaxis.
"Condition of both patients is stable," Ministry added.