Amrit dose drive: UP inches closer to achieving one-crore vax mark

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Uttar Pradesh will soon cross the milestone of administering one crore precaution doses in the ongoing special 75-day Amrit Dose campaign. Nearly 92 lakh persons in the state have taken the precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

This will be another milestone as Uttar Pradesh continues to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country since the rollout of the mass immunisation drive.

Committed to providing additional protection to the people against the virus, Uttar Pradesh began administering booster shots (precaution dose) from January 10. The state, on July 15, launched a special 75-day special drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at public vaccination centres free of cost.

As many as 91,96,412 ‘precaution doses’ have been administered in the state so far.

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In pursuance of the directives issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the concerned authorities are undertaking awareness campaigns regarding the importance of booster doses to encourage every individual above 18 years of age to take booster doses. Through these campaigns, information about vaccination centres, where booster shots are being administered, is also being provided.

Uttar Pradesh has so far given out over 35.17 crore total vaccine doses of which about 17,63,04,762 are first doses, while as many as 16,62,43,360 individuals are fully-vaccinated in the state.

Besides, over 2,70,77,099 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,58,17,228 vaccine doses have been administered to the children in the age group of 12-14 in the state.

It may be recalled that the Uttar Pradesh government has set a target to provide the precaution dose to at least 13 crore people that are eligible for the same during the 75-day special drive, till September 30.

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