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Union Health Minister: 100% Adult Population Has Been Vaccinated With The First Dose In Six States/UTs

Delhi: Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, on Sunday, praised six states – Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Lakshadweep and Sikkim for completing the vaccination process (for the first dose at least) of 100 % of their adult population against COVID – 19.

According to data from the CoWIN portal, approximately 50, 25,129 vaccination doses were administered till 8 pm on Sunday. The above data reveals that the adult population in the respective six states completed the first shot of the vaccines against COVID – 19. The cumulative jabs given across the country crossed has crossed 74 crores.

India’s vaccination campaign started on January 16, 2021, with the healthcare workers getting their first dose of the vaccine.

Important timelines:

  • March 1 – The government opened the vaccinations for everyone aged 60 years and above and for people aged 45 years and above with comorbidities.
  • May 1 – The centre opened vaccinations for adults aged 18 years and above.

Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted, “Congratulations to these States & UTs for administering the first #COVID19 vaccine dose to 100% of the adult population. Special appreciation for the healthcare workers in these regions for their diligence & commitment.”

Source: PTI and India Today

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