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28 Sep 2021, 09:59 HRS IST
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  • T'gana administers 2 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

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16:55 HRS IST

Hyderabad, Sept 15 (PTI) Achieving a significant milestone in COVID-19 inoculation, the Telangana government administered a total of two crore vaccine doses in the state by Wednesday.

"We have given two crore (20 million) doses of COVID vaccine in the state so far," state Director of Public Health G Srinivasa Rao said.

It is also significant that it took 165 days to administer one crore doses and a mere 78 days for the administration of two crore jabs, he said.

Speaking at an event held on the occasion, state Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar appreciated the health department, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and district officials for their efforts, an official release said.

The vaccination process began in the state in January 2021 and the administration of one crore doses was completed on June 25.

The Chief Secretary stated that the state government was planning to achieve administration of another one crore doses by the end of this month.

He noted that 52 per cent of people have received at least one shot. In the GHMC, almost all citizens are vaccinated with one dose.

Srinivasa Rao recently said the target is to vaccinate about 2.80 crore people (those above the age of 18 years) in the state as per its population.

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