Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government has so far vaccinated 2,53,493 people with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 82,407 have already received the second jab to complete the vaccination process in the state.

According to the data shared by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Twitter on Wednesday, a total of 21, 640 (76%) healthcare workers, out of the targeted 28,616, have taken their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine whereas 15,144 (70%) have completed both the doses. A total of 6976 are healthcare workers yet to get vaccinated.

The state’s medical team has also managed to vaccinate a total of 67,584 (82%) frontline workers with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and around 31,373 (47%) with the second dose. Out of the targeted beneficiary of 83,078, around 15494 are yet to receive the jabs.

The vaccination rate is the highest for citizens above 45 years of age with 1,44,866 (41%) receiving the first and 35,530 (25%) completing the vaccination process with both doses. Around 2, 09,415 people above the age of 45 are yet to be inoculated according to the data as of May 25.

The state government has on the other hand managed to vaccinate 19403 (3%) citizens aged between 18-44 years while 6, 89,159 beneficiaries are still waiting for the inoculation. The vaccination drive for healthcare workers was launched in the state on January 16 this year while the frontline workers started to get vaccinated from February 05.

The vaccination drive for those aged above 45 years and for those between 18-44 years was launched in the state on March 18 and May 17 respectively. Arunachal Pradesh at present has 3,323 active cases while 21,575 people have recovered from the disease so far. 

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