Mumbai: Claiming to be the first metro city in the country to completely vaccinate its adult population with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation took to social media on Thursday. BMC tweeted, “Another milestone for Mumbai: 100 percent of the eligible adult population in Mumbai is vaccinated with both COVID-19 doses.” According to officials, so far 1,02,96,917 first doses have been given in the 18 plus category, giving 111 percent of this age group’s vaccination.
So far 94,92,511 people have been given the second dose of the vaccine. Mumbai crossed 50 per cent vaccination coverage last October. The city has so far delivered 2.05 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses since the start of the massive immunization program in January 2021. Of which 4.15 lakh are third dose (precautionary dose).
Meanwhile, according to a report by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in February, a total of six states and union territories (UTs) have fully vaccinated their adult population. “Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep have vaccinated all eligible population from the age of 15 years,” the official statement said. He has vaccinated 100% of the eligible population of his state.
In a remarkable achievement for India, more than 75 per cent of the country’s adult population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 30. India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 185.20 crore (1,85,20,72,469) as per the provisional report. Thursday at 7 am, reads the official bulletin. The COVID-19 vaccination for the age group of 12-14 years was started on March 16, 2022. So far, over 2.04 crore (2,04,40,247) adolescents have been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign began on January 16, 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination began on June 21, 2021. As part of the nationwide vaccination campaign, the Government of India is supporting the States and Union Territories. By providing them with free COVID vaccines.