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Uttar Pradesh first state to vaccinate over 20 lakh people: Govt

Vaccination of people aged above 60 and those between 45 and 59 who are suffering from comorbidities is continuing across the state in private and district hospitals, and medical colleges, it said.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 7 March 2021 3:09 PM GMT

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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday said the state has become the first in the country to have administered more than 20 lakh Covid-19 vaccines. So far, 20,14,589 vaccines have been administered, the government said in a release.

Vaccination of people aged above 60 and those between 45 and 59 who are suffering from comorbidities is continuing across the state in private and district hospitals, and medical colleges, it said.

Vaccination:

Having administered 14,85,447 first and 5,29,142 second doses of the vaccine, Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to cross the 20-lakh mark, it said.

On Saturday, 346 vaccination sessions were conducted in the state in which both vaccines. Covishield and Covaxin -- were administered, the release said.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 2.06 crore on Saturday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. A total of 2,06,62,073 vaccine doses have been given. As per the provisional report till 7 pm on March 6, the Union Health Ministry said in a release.

The nationwide vaccination drive against COVID-19 was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers receiving the vaccine shots. Frontline workers started getting vaccinated on February 2.

Administration of the second dose of the vaccine began on February 13.

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The second phase of the drive to vaccinate people aged above 60. And those between 45 and 59 who are suffering from comorbidities commenced on March 1.

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