Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday becomes the first state in India to fully vaccinate more than 4 crore of its population . More than 10.32 crore people in the state have taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and it presently has less than a hundred active COVID-19 cases.
Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath made this announcement on his tweeter handle, terming the state’s record achievement as “teeka jeet ka” (vaccine of victory).
Over the last few weeks, immunisation efforts have gained significant momentum in UP. Earlier in September, the Yogi Adityanath-led state had become the first in India to administer 10 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. Maharashtra comes in second, having administered a total of 10.46 vaccine doses.
Data from the CoWIN dashboard at 4:00 pm on November 17 indicates that a total of 14,37,30,707 vaccine doses have been administered thus far. Most individuals have opted for Covishield, with a majority belonging to the 18-44 age group.
“This achievement is made under the efficient guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he added in his tweet, dedicating the achievement “to the hard work of all health workers and all citizens who got the ‘teeka jeet ka’ (vaccine of victory).”