Kerala’s more than 90-pc population administered with first dose of COVID vaccine: Health Minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Health Minister Veena George has said that over 90 percent of the eligible population has been administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, asserting that they are fast approaching 100 percent first dose vaccination of the population.

In a statement, the health minister said, “Kerala has covered more than 90 percent of the total eligible population with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. We are moving fast towards achieving 100 percent first dose vaccination of the eligible population."

Meanwhile, India has achieved new vaccination records this month. India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 81 crore on Monday as per Union Health Ministry. Out of 81,73,95,763, 64.8 per cent (60,88,10,164) eligible population received first dose of COVID-19 vaccination and 22.2 per cent (20,85,85,599) eligible population received second dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

Since the high of September 6 when India saw over 1 crore corona vaccinations in a day this month, there has been an inconsistent pace of Covid jabs. The CoWin data shows a sharp dip on September 12 when daily Covid jabs dipped below 60 lakhs. After the September 17th trailblazing record of 2 crore plus vaccination.

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