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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 : Kerala has bagged ‘India Today HealthGiriAward-21’ for the best anti-COVID ‘vaccination drive’ in the country, State Health Minister Ms Veena George said here on Sunday.
This award was received by Kerala House Residence Commissioner Saurabh Jain on behalf of the State Health Department from Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister said in a press release here.
She said “WAVE: Work Along for Vaccine Equity” campaign is being implemented in Kerala for speedy vaccination for those illitrate who do not follow the registration process.
Stating that Kerala is nearing for the completion for first dose of vaccination, she said about 92.66 % population took the first dose. About 41.63 % population completed second dose of vaccination.
About 97 % population of above 45 years age group completed first dose of vaccination. About 19 % of the total population is yet to be vaccinated.
About 10 lakh people affected with COVID-19 have to take vaccine after three months of their recovery from the disease, she added.