21.8 lakh given first covid jab in Himachal


Shimla : A spokesperson of the state health department sajd today 21,88,947 persons have been administered first dose of Covid-19 vaccination in Himachal Pradesh out of which 4,38,750 have also been given second dose of the vaccine till today.

He further added that 85,650 health care workers and 1,78,047 frontline workers have received their first dose .After the launch of vaccination drive for 18 to 44 years age group 2,03,487 persons have been vaccinated within one month.

He said that from the commencement of the vaccination drive in the country 9,84,687, persons of 45 plus age group and 7,37,076 of 60 plus age group have received their 1st dose of vaccination .

He said that Hamirpur has vaccinated the highest percentage of its population with first dose of the vaccine (49.5%) followed by Kinnaur and Bilaspur, in which 46% and 45.6% of the projected population of 18 plus has been inoculated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The spokespers said vaccinations are being provided to different age groups on the basis of prioritization strategy. He appealed to people whose 2nd dose is due after 84 days, should get themselves vaccinated at the earliest.