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Goa achieves 100% COVID-19 vaccination target, closes all centres. Details here

The Goa government has administered both the doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines to its entire eligible population

As the process has completed, the COVID-19 vaccination centres in the state will be shut, Dr Ira Almeida, director of Health Services, Goa (File Photo)Premium
As the process has completed, the COVID-19 vaccination centres in the state will be shut, Dr Ira Almeida, director of Health Services, Goa (File Photo)

The state of Goa has achieved a major milestone of administering both the doses of anti-Covid vaccines to its entire eligible population of 11.66 lakh, a health official told news agency PTI on Wednesday. 

After achieving this feat, the state Directorate of Health Services has said it'll shut down all its Covid-19 vaccination centres and club them into the normal immunisation programme.

"The state has registered 100 per cent vaccination of the second dose of anti-coronavirus vaccines. As the process has completed, the COVID-19 vaccination centres in the state will be shut and the exercise will be integrated into the normal immunisation programme," Dr Ira Almeida, director of Health Services, Goa, said.

Vaccination to continue

Almeida said the state will continue the vaccination programme but not via new and temporary vaccination centres developed in the wake of coronavirus waves. She said the Covid jabs will now be administered as part of the immunisation programmes of the government.

The state government's vaccination programme continued for the past 13 months. Dr Rajendra Borkar, state immunisation officer, said around 11.66 lakh eligible beneficiaries have been inoculated. He also clarified that 100 per cent vaccination does not mean the programme will be stopped.

"But 100 per cent vaccination does not mean that people will stop coming to get anti-coronavirus vaccine doses as there could be some who were earlier out of the state and would get the jabs on return," he said.

India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 174 crore as per provisional reports till today afternoon. This has been achieved through 1,95,98,966 sessions. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.94 per cent. Total 82,988 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 4,18,43,446.

With inputs from PTI

 

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Published: 16 Feb 2022, 06:58 PM IST
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