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Lakshadweep become the first among UTs to administer 100% vaccination for children


Lakshadweep COVID vaccine

Lakshadweep administrator Praful Patel provides certificate to a student who got vaccinated&nbsp

Key Highlights

  • 3,492 children were inoculated in a weeks’ time.

  • Lakshadweep was the first UT to inoculate the entire front line and health workers.

  • A team of doctors have ensured that adequate doses of Covaxin was administered that was provided from the central health department

Lakshadweep administration has become the first among the Union Territories and states to have achieved the milestone in COVID-19 management by vaccinating all the eligible children of age group 15 to 18 years of age in a short span of time.

The vaccination drive for children was launched by Praful Patel, the administrator, on January 2, 2022, in Kavaratti as part of the nationwide campaign.

The remarkable target of 3,492 children was achieved within a week after the launch of the vaccination drive through various awareness campaigns conducted in schools and mobilisation drives in all the ten inhabited islands of Lakshadweep. Earlier, Lakshadweep became the first among the UTs and states to have achieved 100 percentage vaccinations in other categories such as healthcare workers, frontline workers and age group above 18 years.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has provided an adequate quantity of Covaxin doses for facilitating the vaccination of children and for administering the booster doses. Moreover, Lakshadweep Administration has also started providing booster doses to frontline workers, healthcare workers and citizens above 60 years of age from January 10, 2022, as per the guidelines of ICMR.

“Through proactive measure of COVID-19 management such as imposition of night curfew, mandatory RTPCR negative certificate and active vaccination, testing and tracking, Lakshadweep Administration is also getting prepared for the third wave of pandemic, if any, that strikes the islands in future”, said S Asker Ali, District collector and secretary, Lakshadweep

“Indeed Lakshadweep Administration is grateful to the people of Lakshadweep for extending full cooperation in vaccination drive as well as in ensuring effective COVID management in the UT of Lakshadweep”, Asker Ali added.


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