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Expand Covid vaccination to 5 lakh a day: Yogi Adityanath

LUCKNOW: With more than 50 lakh people in the 18-44 age group have already been immunised in Uttar Pradesh since May 1, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday directed officials to expand the vaccination from about 3.5 lakh a day to five lakh a day.
Reviewing the pace of immunisation programme, the Chief Minister said: “The target is to expand the daily vaccination capacity to 10 lakh from July. To achieve the goal, it is important to intensify the exercise… Therefore, the current speed should be ramped up and taken to 5-6 lakh jabs per day.”
According to CoWin portal, the total number of people vaccinated in the 18-plus group reached 52,82,400 in the state. This includes health and frontline workers, who were covered in the first and second phase of the vaccination drive. Officials said, UP is the first state in the country to have vaccinated so many people in the ‘young’ category.
On an overall scale, total doses extended in the state reached 2.20 crore, of which 4.18 lakh shots were administered in the session held on Thursday. In terms of people, over 1.82 crore have taken at least one dose. And of the total, 37.28 lakh are fully vaccinated.
Data also indicated that 54.74 lakh elderly people and 75.20 lakh in the 45-60 age group have taken the vaccine.
The state government has announced to ramp up the vaccination drive by inoculating 10 lakh doses a day and cover at least 10 crore people in the next three months as soon as the ‘Mission June’ ends.

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