Uttar Pradesh is all set to become the first state with 15 crore fully vaccinated individuals

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Scaling new heights in the ongoing vaccination drive against Covid 19, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, crossed the landmark of administering over 1 crore vaccine doses to the children in the age category of 12-14.

This is another major milestone as the state continues to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country since the rollout of the mass immunisation drive.

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 2,45,14,568 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,00,39,320 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 12-14 in the state.

As per data from CoWin portal updated till 2:00 pm on Tuesday, at least 32.71 crore out of the total 192 crore doses administered in the country is from UP.

Committed to providing additional protection cover to the people, Uttar Pradesh started administering booster shots (precaution dose) on January 10. Over 31.4 lakh ‘precaution doses’ have been administered in the state so far.

UP is followed by Maharashtra with 16.67 crore doses administered so far. In terms of percentage, over 92 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated and 100 percent have received one vaccine dose.

Over 84 per cent of children in the age group of 12-14 have received their first dose of the vaccine. 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 and encourage the eligible beneficiaries to take the vaccine cover.

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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