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'COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava' concludes

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New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The 75-day long 'COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava' concluded on Friday with total 27 per cent coverage of precaution dose among the eligible population.

A total of 15.92 crore precaution dose were administered during the COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava.

As per the health ministry report, over 76.18 lakhs first dose, 2.35 crore second dose and 15.92 crore precaution dose were administered in this period of 75 days.

More than 24.73 lakh doses per day have been administered including 20.68 lakh doses precaution dose per day, the ministry said.

At the start of COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava on July 15, only 8 per cent of the eligible population aged 18 years and above had received the Precaution Dose.

However, after the ending of this 75 days long free vaccination drive, 27 per cent of the eligible population of the country have received their precaution dose.

The campaign was started on July 15, 2022 in which special COVID vaccination drives were organised by all states and UTs to increase uptake for the Precaution Dose of COVID Vaccine among the eligible adult population.

During the special drive, 11,104 camps were organised at bus stations, 5,664 camps at railway stations, 511 camps at airports, over 1,50,004 camps at various schools and colleges, 4,451 camps at routes of religious yatras, and over 11,30,044 camps were organised at various private and government workplaces and industrial establishments across the states and UTs, said the ministry.

--IANS

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