Andhra Pradesh: 13.59 lakh People Inoculated In Mega Vaccination Drive
Andhra Pradesh Sets Record With Over 1.3 Million People Vaccinated In Mega Vaccination Drive
Andhra Pradesh has set a record in the covid vaccination process. In a mega vaccination drive, 13,59,300 people were administered the COVID-19 vaccine on June 20. The state has also crossed the one-crore mark in vaccinating people with the first dose. The unique feat was achieved in 15 hours in 4,589 vaccination centres across the state.
The Mega Vaccination Drive began at 6 am in all 13 districts of the state. The drive culminated at 9 pm. It concentrated on persons over the age of 45 years. Also on and mothers and those going abroad..
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The special vaccination drive was undertaken by the state health department. It was on the orders of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
#NewRecord by #AndhraPradesh that did over #10LakhVaccinations on Sunday, to show that where there is a will, there is a way, with volunteers & healthcare workers going all out, with awareness that vaccines are one of the foolproof ways to combat #CovidPandemic @ndtv @ndtvindia pic.twitter.com/CgGu5E3VU0
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State Covid Task Force Chairman K S Jawahar Reddy said it was a remarkable achievement to vaccinate 1.3 million persons in a day. Officials said the credit goes to the network of volunteers and healthcare providers who made this possible. Around 40,000 ASHA workers and 5,000 other staff made the unique feat possible.
Andhra Pradesh had earlier created a record by administering over 6 lakh vaccines in a day.