IndiaKerala has vaccinated more than half of the population

Kerala has vaccinated more than half of the population


Highlight:

  • It took 213 days to achieve this goal
  • 50.25% (1,77,88,931) received the first dose of the vaccine
  • The second dose was given to 23.43% of the patients

Kochi: Health Minister Veena George has said that the first dose of the vaccine has been given to more than half of the total population of the state. It is also an important day in the history of vaccination in the state. According to the projected population of 3.54 crore by 2021, 50.25 per cent (1,77,88,931) have been vaccinated with the first dose.

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The target was achieved within 213 days of the start of vaccination in the state on January 16. Special thanks to all the health workers, officials, people’s representatives and other volunteers who have been working to set aside even a holiday for the state’s vaccination drive, the minister said.

So far, a total of 2,45,13,225 people in the state have been vaccinated with one or two doses. Of these, 1,77,88,931 were given the first dose and 67,24,294 were given the second dose. 50.25 per cent were given the first dose and 19 per cent the second dose. According to the population over the age of 18, 61.98 per cent were given the first dose and 23.43 per cent the second dose. This is much higher than the national average.

Moreover, the percentage of second dose recipients is more than double the national average. So far, 55,05,20,038 people out of 130 crore people in India have been vaccinated, including 42,86,81,772 first dose (32.98) and 12,18,38,266 second dose (9.37).

Women are the leading recipients of the vaccine. The first and second doses, 1,27,53,073, were administered to women and 1,17,55,197 to men, respectively. 75,27,242 doses were given to those between 18 and 44 years of age, 83,31,459 doses to those between 45 and 60 years of age, and 86,54,524 doses to those over 60 years of age.

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The vaccination drive in the state started on August 9. A total of 27,61,409 people were vaccinated from last Monday to this Monday. The vaccination campaign was conducted on Monday 2,54,409, Tuesday 99,528, Wednesday 2,42,422, Thursday 4,08,632, Friday 5,60,515, Saturday 5,26,246 and Sunday 3,29,727. Today, 3,39,930 people have been vaccinated. There were 1714 vaccination centers, including 1351 government centers and 363 private centers, the minister said.

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