Nearly 1.19 crore vaccine doses administered to prevent COVID-19 infection

Nearly 1.19 crore vaccine doses administered to prevent COVID-19 infection

Raipur:  A total of 1, 18, 78, 431 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the state so far till July 28. Nearly 96.24 lakh people of the state have been given the first dose of the vaccine and both the doses of the vaccine have been given to 22.53 lakh people in the state. 3.09 lakh health workers, 3.17 lakh frontline workers, 50.91 lakh people of age above 45 years and 39.06 lakh citizens in the age group of 18 to 44 years in the state have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

At the same time, 2.44 lakh health workers, 2.26 lakh frontline workers, 16.52 lakh people of age above 45 years and 1.30 lakh people in the age group of 18 to 44 have received both the doses of the vaccine.

Around 91% of the health workers, 100% of the frontline workers, 87% of the citizens of age above 45 years and 29% of the youth in age group of 18 to 44 have received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19. Meanwhile, 72% of the health workers, 77% of the frontline workers and 28% of the people of age above 45 years have been given both the doses of the vaccine. Target has been set to vaccinate 1.99 crore people in the state against Covid-19. These include 3.39 lakh health workers, 2.93 lakh frontline workers, 58.66 lakh people of age above 45 years and 1.34 crore citizens in the age group of 18 to 44.