Uttar Pradesh Crosses The 13 Crore Mark In Covid-19 Vaccination

Uttar Pradesh Crosses The 13 Crore Mark In Covid-19 Vaccination

Lucknow, October 30 (TNA) Uttar Pradesh crossed a major milestone on Friday when the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered crossed the 13 crore mark,— making it the only state in the country to achieve this figure.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued directions to speed up vaccination and ordered the officers to deliver vaccine doses to 100% eligible population of the state by December 15.

About 66.14 per cent of the state’s total eligible adult population have received at least one dose, while around 21.51 per cent are fully immunized. More than 9.78 crore people have received the first dose, while over 3.21 crore people have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Maharashtra lags behind UP in terms of covid-19 vaccination. The state of Uttar Pradesh on October 25, crossed the significant landmark by becoming the first state with more than 3 crore people receiving both doses of Covid-19 vaccine so far.

UP accounts for the maximum fully vaccinated population at 3.21crore, followed by Maharashtra’s 3.05 crore. The overall doses administered by Maharashtra stands at just 9.73 crore which is far less than the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Cluster Model 2.0 to boost second dose coverage in Uttar Pradesh from Nov 1

After successfully administering the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to over 66.14 percent of the total eligible population, the Uttar Pradesh government will now adopt the ‘Cluster Model 2.0’ from November 1 to improve the second dose coverage in the state.

Earlier this week, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad had ordered the health officials, “Giving priority to the full vaccination, the work of applying the second dose using the cluster model 2.0 should be done in those villages/localities where the first dose was successfully administered through the cluster model.”

The state-wide launch of the cluster model earlier in June for the Covid-19 vaccination drive made the task easy, equitable, and seamless, eliminating crucial roadblocks like transport and the digital divide.

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