Tripura leads in vaccination of 45+ aged citizens in country, 98 per cent inoculated



A national record has been set by the northeastern state of Tripura, which has administered the first dose of COVID vaccine to 98 per cent of its population falling in the above 45 years age group, and overall 83 per cent of eligible people in the state have been vaccinated already. 

National Health Mission Director of Tripura Dr Siddharth Shiv Jaiswal informed that out of 29 lakh eligible individuals, a total population of 24.26 lakh people have already been vaccinated, which is the highest in the country.

He said that it is expected that within the next week Tripura will cover its 100 per cent vaccination, adding that 47 per cent of the 45+ individuals have received the second dose.

Dr Jaiswal further stated that Tripura has successfully vaccinated all the health workers with the first dose and only 27 per cent of the workers are left with the second dose.

According to a report, almost six villages of North Tripura along with a village in Sepahijala district have announced themselves fully vaccinated.

(Edited by Aparmita Das)

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