Major Milestone: Uttar Pradesh crosses One crore ‘Amrit Doses’ mark
Lucknow: In what comes as an incredible achievement ahead of the Independence week celebrations in the state, Uttar Pradesh crossed the major milestone of administering over One crore ‘precaution doses’ on Sunday.
As a result of the successful execution of the ongoing special 75-day ‘Amrit Dose’ campaign in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the state achieved another milestone while continuing to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country since the rollout of the mass immunisation drive.
Committed to providing additional protection to the people against the virus, Uttar Pradesh began administering booster shots (precaution dose) from January 10. The state, on July 15, launched a special 75-day special drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at public vaccination centres free of cost.
In pursuance of the directives issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the concerned authorities are undertaking awareness campaigns regarding the importance of booster doses to encourage every individual above 18 years of age to take booster doses. Through these campaigns, information about vaccination centres, where booster shots are being administered, is also being provided.
Uttar Pradesh has so far given out over 35.27 crore total vaccine doses. Out of these, about 17,63,25,382 are first doses, while as many as 16,63,14,727 individuals are fully-vaccinated.
Besides, over 2,70,85,700 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,58,35,391 vaccine doses have been administered to the children in the age group of 12-14 in the state.
It may be recalled that the Uttar Pradesh government has set a target to provide the precaution dose to at least 13 crore people that are eligible for the same within the 75-day special drive till September 30.