States, UTs Have Vaccinated 100% Adults With First Covid-19 Vaccination Dose

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated states and UTs that have administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 100 percent of their population.

Over 74 crore people of the country’s population have received their vaccination, and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said vaccination was the only medicine to boost the economy as it allows people to conduct businesses regularly or farmers to carry out the farming activity.

  1. Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu- 6.26 Lakh Doses
  2. Goa – 11.83 Lakh Doses
  3. Himachal Pradesh 55. 74 Lakh Doses
  4. Ladakh – 1.97 Lakh Doses
  5. Lakshadweep – 53,499 Doses

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started on February 2.

The next phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years of age and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. The country launched vaccination for all people aged over 45 years from April 1. The government then decided to expand its vaccination drive by allowing everyone above 18 to be vaccinated from May 1.

The vaccination exercise as a tool to protect the most vulnerable population groups in the country from COVID-19 continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level, the ministry said.

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