Six states and UTs have vaccinated their entire adult population with first dose of COVID19 vaccine: Health Minister

Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, and Sikkim have vaccinated all its adult population with at least the first dose of COVID19 vaccine.

Gaon Connection
| Updated: September 13th, 2021

So far, 746 million doses have been administered in the country. Photo: By arrangement

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya informed today that the entire adult population across six states and Union Territories have received at least one dose of COVID19 vaccine. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (626,000 doses), Goa (118,300 doses), Himachal Pradesh (557,400 doses), Ladakh (197,000 doses), Lakshadweep (53,499 doses), and Sikkim (510,000 doses) — are the states and Union Territories (UT) with 100 per cent  of eligible population vaccinated with the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine.

Congratulating these states and UTs, the Union Health Minister also lauded efforts of the health workers. “Congratulations to these States & UTs for administering the first #COVID19 vaccine dose to 100% of the adult population. Special appreciation for the health workers in these regions for their diligence and commitment,” he tweeted.

The COVID19 vaccination campaign in India started on January 16 this year. Four months back on May 1, the country started administering vaccination for people above 18 years of age.

So far, 746 million doses have been administered in the country.

On May 28, the then former Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the country will vaccinate its entire population by this year-end.

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