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Updated on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:14 PM IST

COVID-19: Lakshadweep vaccinates all eligible children in age group of 15 to 18 years, becomes first among UTs and states to achieve this feat

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Within 8 days, Lakshadweep on Tuesday, January 11 became the first among UTs and states to vaccinate all eligible children in the age group of 15 to 18 years. Asker Ali, District Collector and Secretary, UT Lakshadweep said that with this, it has become the first UT to have achieved this feat.

Lakshadweep vaccinates all eligible children in the age group of 15 to 18 years. With this, it has become the first among UTs and States to have achieved this feat, S Asker Ali, District Collector & Secy was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The vaccination drive for children was launched by Shri Praful Patel, Hon’ble Administrator on 3rd January, 2021 in Kavaratti as part of the nationwide campaign. It is remarkable that the target of 3492 children was achieved within a week after the launch of vaccination drive through various awareness campaigns conducted in schools and mobilization drives in all the ten inhabited islands of Lakshadweep.

Moreover, Lakshadweep Administration has also started providing booster doses to frontline workers, healthcare workers and citizens above 60 years of age from 10th January, 2021 as per the guidelines of ICMR.

Earlier, Lakshadweep became the first among the UTs and states to have achieved 100 percentage vaccination in other categories such as healthcare workers, frontline workers and age group above 18 years.

Through proactive measure of COVID-19 management such as imposition of night curfew, mandatory RTPCR negative certificate and active vaccination, testing and tracking, Lakshadweep Adminstration is also getting prepared for the third wave of pandemic, if any, that strikes the islands in future.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has provided adequate quantity of Covaxin doses for facilitating the vaccination of children and for administering the booster doses.

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Published on: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10:15 PM IST
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