Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Keeping up the pace of vaccination, Uttar Pradesh crossed the 26-crore vaccine doses milestone on Monday. This is another major landmark as the state continues to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country since the rollout of the mass immunisation drive.
Committed to providing protection cover to children in the age group of 15-18, Uttar Pradesh has so far administered vaccine doses to over 66.8 percent teenagers. Since the beginning of the inoculation drive for this age bracket, more than 92,94,039 teens have received their first dose of vaccine within a span of 4 weeks.
In view of the participation of people in the upcoming assembly elections, the vaccination drive has been intensified in the state. Over one crore vaccine doses have been administered within a span of a week. In order to ensure a ‘Covid-safe’ election in Uttar Pradesh, the State Government is relying on enhanced vaccination, considering which the Chief Minister has ordered to complete 100 percent vaccination in all the districts in a phased manner.
UP is followed by Maharashtra with 14.79 crore doses administered so far. In terms of percentage, about 70 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated and over 99.74 percent have received one vaccine dose. To speed up the vaccination drive for children in the state, Yogi Adityanath has also asked the concerned officials to ensure adequate availability of vaccine doses in Uttar Pradesh.
Keeping in mind the new variant of covid-19, the UP government is committed to providing vaccine shields to the people of the state at the earliest.
Top 5 States with Most Vaccinations
State – Vaccination
1- Uttar Pradesh – 26 crores
2- Maharashtra – 14.79 crores
3- West Bengal – 12.14 crores
4- Bihar – 11.21 crore
5- Madhya Pradesh- 10.93 crores