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UP fully vaccinates 16 cr individuals:Official

UP fully vaccinates 16 cr individuals:Official

Lucknow, June 26 (UNI) Acing the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive, Uttar Pradesh achieved a major milestone by becoming the first state in India to fully vaccinate over 16 crore individuals.
An official spokesman said in nearly 20 days after crossing the landmark of fully vaccinating 15 crore people, the state crossed another significant milestone with more than 16 crore people (16,02,66,806) receiving both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine so far.
The spokesman said the most populous state has so far given over 33.92 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," he said.
The spokesman said that to provide additional protection cover to the people, UP started administering booster shots (precaution dose) from January 10. Nearly 35.22 lakh 'precaution doses' have been administered in the state so far.

Strengthening its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the UP government is providing vaccination cover to all children between 12 to 17 years of age in a time-bound manner. So far, over 2,60,80,643 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,37,51,108 vaccine doses have been administered to the children in the age group of 12-14 in the state.
The spokesman said standing on the top, UP is followed by Maharashtra with 16.90 crore doses.

According to the latest figures on CoWin, UP has administered 17.54 crore first doses of the vaccine so far.
Just a few days after crossing the thirty-two crore dose milestone, UP has also inched closer to crossing the 34 crore covid-19 vaccine shots. This will be another major landmark as the state continues to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country.
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.

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