Amrit Dose Campaign gives boost to Covid-19 Vax Drive in UP

Uttar Pradesh inches closer to administering 38 crore total vaccine doses

Lucknow: With the consistent efforts of the Yogi Adityanath government to keep the pace of the Covid-19 vaccination in top gear and to ensure timely provision of vaccine cover, so far over 3.46 crore ‘precautionary doses’ in the form of additional protection have been given to people in Uttar Pradesh.

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, also launched a special 75-day drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at public vaccination centres free of cost.

As a result of the successful execution of the ongoing special 75-day ‘Amrit Dose’ campaign in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the state achieved another milestone while continuing to conduct one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the country since the rollout of the mass immunisation drive.

The five leading districts in terms of successfully administering ‘precaution doses’ since July 15 are Prayagraj (9,21,135 doses), Jaunpur (8,27,536 doses), Kanpur Nagar (7,58,204 doses), Bareilly (7,20,083 doses), and Azamgarh (7,13,177 doses).

The Uttar Pradesh government is also providing vaccination cover to all children between 12 to 17 years of age in a time-bound manner. So far, over 2,73,12,218 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the age group of 15-17 and over 1,63,32,709 doses to children in the age group of 12-14 in the state.

Standing on the top, the state of Uttar Pradesh has given out over 37.95 crore total vaccine doses. Out of these, over 17.67 crore are first doses, while over 16.80 crore individuals are fully vaccinated.

UP is followed by Maharashtra with 17.64 crore doses administered so far.

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, and strict surveillance.

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