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Maharashtra leads India’s Covid vaccination drive with more than 2.5 crore doses administered

More than 2.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Maharashtra so far. No other Indian state has administered as many vaccine doses.

More than 2.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Maharashtra so far. (Photo: PTI file)

More than 2.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Maharashtra so far. (Photo: PTI file)

The Maharashtra government on Thursday issued a statement that said more than 2.5 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state so far. Maharashtra has maintained its lead in the country’s vaccination drive, the statement said.

“It is noteworthy that the number of citizens who have taken both doses in the state is more than 50 lakh. Maharashtra is the only state to have such a large number of vaccinations, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and health minister Rajesh Tope have praised the system for its performance,” read the government’s statement.

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Till date, the first dose of the vaccine has been given to more than 2 crore citizens in Maharashtra. Notably, the number of citizens who have got their second dose and are fully vaccinated has surpassed 50 lakh in the state.

Maharashtra has been at the forefront of the country’s vaccination drive since its inception.

After Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat have administered the most vaccines in India. While 2.15 crore doses have been given out so far in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat has administered 1.91 crore vaccines so far. In Rajasthan, 1.84 doses of the vaccine have been administered.

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