08 October 2021 | News
100 per cent of the population have received the first dose
Sikkim is declared to be the first fully vaccinated state of India, where 100 per cent of the population have received the first dose of vaccine and 74 per cent of the population has received the second dose as well.
On average, till now 9,12,325 people were vaccinated. From health workers, front line workers, 45 years and above, to 18 to 44 years all the categories were well taken care of. In addition to this, 4770 doses were provided to the Indian army.
The Government of Sikkim took aggressive measures to ensure the welfare of its people. The vaccination drive was taken very seriously. A team of senior officials and members from the health department was put together to monitor the vaccination status daily.
The topmost priority was to vaccinate the maximum population possible. The members collectively worked towards immunising the whole Sikkim and achieved it in no time with proper planning and teamwork.
The government of Sikkim received 11, 32, 740 doses of Covishield vaccine from the Indian Government out of which the balance at the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) store is 1,78,390. Currently, the stock in East are 36,640, West- 25,670, North - 7,390 and South - 20,090.