Andhra Pradesh Sets A Record, Vaccinates Over 1.3 Million People In A Day
Andhra Pradesh crosses the one-crore mark in the process of vaccinating people with the first dose. A special drive concluded with a total of 13,45,004 vaccine doses across the state. So far, the number of administered vaccines counted 1.3 crores. And of them, the number of people receiving the first dose were1,06,91,200. While 27,02,159 were fully vaccinated. It is nearly 20% of the 5.34 crore population of the State.
As many as 79,89,041 persons received only one dose and are during to receive the second dose of vaccine
“At 8 pm, over 1.3 million vaccinations have been completed across the state which is almost 50 percent of the national vaccination drive. It is a remarkable achievement to show that our medical team and other staff can take up over 1 million vaccinations a day if the government of India maintains the supply,” the state government said in a statement.
“Special compliments to district collectors Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari Krishna, and Guntur for making all-out efforts in vaccinating more than 1 lakh doses today In their districts,” it said. The number reached 11.85 lakh at 5 pm, tweeted Arogya Andhra, the official Covid response handle of the state government.
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy implemented orders. State Health Department took action regarding dispatching vaccinations at large. The credit behind the success of this mass vaccination goes to the network of volunteers and healthcare providers. A better understanding that vaccination is the only way to stop COVID-19 can only help people to curb fatalities and risk from the disease.
The state reported 5,646 fresh Covid cases, while 7,772 recovered. And, another 50 died virus in the 24 hours ending 9 am today.
The vaccination drive, with a focus on people over 45 years and mothers with children under five years. The process began at 6 am. The vaccination took place in more than 2,000 locations in all 13 districts of the state. The number of vaccinations touched 12 lakh by the end of the drive today. The two Godavari districts, East and West, topped the list with 1.11 lakh and 1.08 lakh vaccinations today.
Of the 1.06 crore persons who got at least one dose vaccine, 53.37% were women and 46.61% were men. Also, 1,695 were of other categories as mentioned in the portal.
This Mega Vaccination Drive implemented a special focus on mothers of children aged below five years. Along with for all people aged above 45 and people with the requirement to travel abroad.