Around 52% of UP's eligible population has received the first COVID vaccination dose
The Steering Committee for vaccination in UP has concluded that all those who are delaying the second shot of the COVID vaccination will be identified and inoculated on priority. Reportedly, around 52% of the eligible population in the state has received the first dose of the anti-viral jab, however, the tally falls weak for full vaccination. This move will accelerate UP's immunity campaign, bolstering defence against coronavirus before the emergent rise of the expected 'third wave'.
New strategies to boost vaccination in UP
The Chief Secretary of the Steering Committee for vaccination in UP, RK Tiwari has issued fresh instructions to search people who have defaulted in getting the second jab of COVID at the prescribed time and inoculate them. As per reports, teachers and pregnant women will be administered the dose on priority. He has further tasked the respective District Magistrates and CMOs to review the progress of vaccination weekly, to gauge the rate of vaccination across all districts of Uttar Pradesh.
This will help the state body to comprehensively gather inoculation records of various regions and highlight those areas where the coverage is below standard. Specific strategies will be devised according to boost the activity here.
UP vaccination: Target & Coverage
Uttar Pradesh aims to complete two-dose vaccination for 15,04,98,820 people. As of now, the state has achieved 9,77,76,875 total jab count, including 8,00,82,057 and 1,76,94,818 first and second doses, respectively.
In a special vaccination drive that lasted from 7 to 16 September in UP, 65 lakh persons above 45 years of age have been vaccinated. In addition to this, about 1,11,96,310 persons above 60 years of age and around 1,92,73,730 beneficiaries in the 45 to 60 age group have been given the first dose of the vaccine. Meanwhile, 96.73% of health workers and 98.88% of frontline workers have also received the first dose. Of this, about 83.46% of health workers and 73.14% of frontline workers have taken both doses.