Lucknow: In less than a month of achieving the target of fully vaccinating 15 crore individuals, the state of Uttar Pradesh will soon be home to as many as 16 crore fully vaccinated individuals.
Keeping the pace of the vaccination in the state at its peak, the Yogi Adityanath government has been achieving new milestones frequently since the roll out of the nationwide immunization drive.
As of now, nearly 15.96 crore people — 15,96,59,684 — have received both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine so far. While nearly 17,54,30,687 first doses have been administered in the state.
The most populous state has so far given over 33.85 crore ‘Shots of Life’ to people. In addition, the state has also achieved the landmark of administering the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine to 100 percent of the eligible adult population. While nearly 99 percent of the population is fully vaccinated in the state.
Committed to providing additional protection cover to the people, Uttar Pradesh started administering booster shots (precaution dose) from January 10. Nearly 35 lakh ‘precaution doses’ have been administered in the state so far.
Strengthening its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government is providing vaccination cover to all children between 12 to 17 years of age in a time-bound manner. So far, over 2,59,94,938 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,35,50,553 vaccine doses have been administered to the children in the age group of 12-14 in the state.
Standing on the top, Uttar Pradesh is followed by Maharashtra with 16.88 crore doses.
Aggressive Vaccination is an integral part of the comprehensive strategy of the Yogi-led UP government to contain the pandemic, along with adherence to coronavirus- appropriate behaviour and strict surveillance.
UP has been successful in providing vaccine cover to nearly 99 percent population in every set category — health workers, frontline workers, senior citizens, adults, children in the age group 15-17, and children in the age group 12-14 — in the state. On the contrary, many resource-rich states with comparatively lesser populations like Maharashtra have failed in achieving the above target yet.