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Lakshadweep administration achieves 100 per cent COVID-19 vaccination of children

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Lakshadweep has become the first among the UTs and states to have achieved this feat

Lakshadweep administration has achieved another milestone in COVID-19 management by vaccinating all the eligible children of age group 15 to 18 years of age in a short span of time. With this, Lakshadweep has become the first among the UTs and states to have achieved this feat.

The vaccination drive for children was launched by Praful Patel, Administrator on 3rd January, 2021 in Kavaratti as part of the nationwide campaign. The target of 3492 children was achieved within a week after the launch of vaccination drive through various awareness campaigns conducted in schools and mobilisation drives in all the ten inhabited islands of Lakshadweep. Earlier, Lakshadweep became the first among the UTs and states to have achieved 100 percentage vaccination in other categories such as healthcare workers, frontline workers and age group above 18 years.

Lakshadweep Administration has also started providing booster doses to frontline workers, healthcare workers and citizens above 60 years of age from 10th January, 2021 as per the guidelines of ICMR.

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