UP nears milestone of 33 crore vax doses

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So far, over 2,47,91,010 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,07,57,191 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 12-14 in the state….reports Asian Lite News

Uttar Pradesh will soon cross the milestone of administering 33 crore total vaccine doses.

This will be another milestone as Uttar Pradesh continues to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country since the rollout of the mass immunisation drive.

According to the government spokesman, Uttar Pradesh has so far given out over 32.91 crore total vaccine doses. Out of these, over 17,45,04,444 are first doses, while over 15,14,32,772 individuals are fully vaccinated.

So far, over 2,47,91,010 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,07,57,191 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 12-14 in the state.

In terms of percentage, nearly 93 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated and 100 per cent have received one vaccine dose.

In the age category of 15-17, over 98 per cent of the children have received at least one dose of the vaccine. While over 77 per cent in this age category is fully vaccinated.

Uttar Pradesh started administering booster shots (precaution dose) from January 10.

Over 31.96 lakh ‘precaution doses’ have been administered in the state so far.

To speed up the vaccination drive for children in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also asked the concerned officials to ensure adequate availability of vaccine doses in the state and encourage the eligible children to take the vaccine cover.

The government is also paying special attention to the provision of booster shots (precaution dose) to the eligible beneficiaries.

India on Sunday reported 4,270 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hrs, a marginal rise against 3,962 Covid infection reported on previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday morning.

In the same period, 15 Covid deaths were recorded, pushing the nationwide death toll to 5,24,692.

Meanwhile, the active caseload of the country has also risen to 24,052 cases, accounting for 0.06 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 2,619 patients in the same time span took the cumulative tally to 4,26,28,073. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.73 per cent.

Meanwhile, daily positivity rate has risen to 1.03 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 0.84 per cent.

Over 3.44 crore adolescents have been administered with first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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