Milestone in Vaccination: Kerala Shows the Way


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One of the states which faced the worst wrath of the Covid-19 in India is undoubtedly the state of Kerala. The first case of Covid-19 in the country was reported by Kerala, and yet, Kerala has achieved a new milestone in the vaccination drive.

A whopping 18,465,580 people in Kerala have been vaccinated till now, among whom, over 55 lacs have already received their second dose of vaccine. According to the PTI, the state reached a milestone when it vaccinated 453,339 people on Saturday, July 24. Around 1.6 million people have received their vaccines just within this week.

However, Kerala health minister, Veena George, has shared that the state has about 200,000 doses left, which will not be sufficient, and the Centre has to supply more vaccines; otherwise, the vaccine drive could come to a sudden standstill.

Veena George has also mentioned that all the frontline workers of the state have already been inoculated. George mentions, “By vaccinating over 450,000 in a span of 24 hours, Kerala showed it is the best state when it comes to inoculation.”

Currently, around 43.3 Crore people have been vaccinated; however, only 6.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, meaning that only 6.8% of the population have received both doses of the vaccine, which is a figure of around 9.28 crores.

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