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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.
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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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