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Uttar Pradesh administers both vaccine doses to record 3 crore people

Recently, India registered 100-crore Covid-19 vaccines taking the total beneficiaries to get the first dose to 75%. And now we have Uttar Pradesh, which became the first state in the country to have administered both doses of vaccines to 3 crore people. On Monday, it tipped Maharashtra to achieve the laudable milestone.

As per the data from the CoWin Portal, 3.01 crore persons in Up have received both doses while for Maharashtra, the figure is 2.99 crore.

According to the data from the health department updated at 5 pm on Monday, 3,015,6,201 people in Uttar Pradesh have got their second dose of Covid vaccine in the drive that started on January 16 this year and till now a total of 12,65,88,911 doses, including 9,64,32,710 first doses have been administered which is over 20% of the state’s population eligible to get the Covid vaccine dose.

For the various age groups, 7,52,55,737 doses have been administered in the state to the beneficiaries aged between 18 and 45 years,3,25,64,457 doses have been given to people between 45 and 60 years of age and the rest of 1,87,68,717 doses have been administered to those above 60 years.

Among the UP districts, Lucknow leads with the most number of vaccinated persons with 13.95 lakhs and are followed by Ghaziabad at 10.14 lakh, Gautam Budh Nagar at 9.39 lakh, Gorakhpur with 8.34 lakh and Kanpur with 8.07 lakh.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted – “UP under the guidance of Respected PM Shri @narendramodi ji is the first state in the country to have provided a protective shield of both the doses of Covid vaccine to more than 3 crore citizens. This achievement is dedicated to the aware citizens and committed health workers. All must get vaccine of victory.” He further asked everyone eligible to make sure to take their jabs.

Earlier in the year on June 26th, Uttar Pradesh has become the second state, only after Maharashtra to have administered 3 crore doses to its population.

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