89 Percent Of Indian Adult Population Is Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Says Union Health Minister Mansukh

The Union Health Minister shared on social media that 89 percent of Indian adult population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Navya Kharbanda
Written by: Navya KharbandaPublished at: Jun 16, 2022Updated at: Jun 16, 2022
89 Percent Of Indian Adult Population Is Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19, Says Union Health Minister Mansukh

On Thursday, the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, 89 percent of the Indian adult population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And, more than 75 percent of kids in the age bracket of 12-14 have taken the first dose of Coronavirus vaccine. Minister Mandaviya shared the news on social media through his Twitter handle. 

Union Health Minister Mandaviya tweeted, "Congratulations India! With the mantra of 'Sabka Saath and Sabka Prayas', India achieves complete vaccination of over 89 per cent of its adult population. The world's largest vaccination drive continues to create new benchmarks." The tweet further added, "Over 75 per cent of youngsters between the 12-14 age group have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. I urge all my young friends to come forward and join the fight against COVID-19 by getting vaccinated at the earliest!" 

As per the ministry's data, till Wednesday, 3,661,899 precaution doses of Coronavirus vaccine were administered to adults in the age group of 18-59 years. Moreover, more than 5.99 crore teenagers in the age bracket 15-18 years have been administered the first dose. The vaccination drive in India was rolled out on January 16, 2021, in which healthcare workers were vaccinated in the first phase. 

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 12,213 fresh Covid cases on Thursday, taking the country's total Coronavirus cases tally to 4,32,57,730. State Government data showed that Delhi logged 1,375 Covid cases on Wednesday, taking the daily count to more than 1,000 for two days consecutively, and the city had no new deaths due to COVID-19. Amid the rise in COVID-19 cases worldwide, there is a terror of the fourth wave among people. Even after the administration of Covid vaccination, it is important to follow all the necessary precautions, including, wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands frequently. 

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