Jiribam becomes first district in Manipur to achieve 100% vaccination of 1st dose
Jiribam district in Manipur is the first district in the state to achieve 100 per cent vaccination with the first dose against COVID-19, officials said.
Jiribam deputy commissioner W Malemnganba Chenglei, in a press release on Monday, said that there are 27,392 electors in the district as per 2001 electoral rolls and a total of 27,429 eligible residents have been vaccinated.
"All eligible residents of the district, except COVID positive patients and seriously ill persons, have been vaccinated with the first dose," he added.
COVID-19 vaccination had started in Manipur on January 16 this year but in Jiribam district, it began on February 9 initially covering healthcare workers and frontline workers. It was later was extended to persons even 18 years of age.
While Jakuradhor Gram Panchayat became the first Gram Panchayat in the state to achieve 100 per cent vaccination of the first dose on August 3, the Jiribam district achieved 100 vaccination with the first dose against the COVID-19 on August 29, the release stated.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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