Andhra Pradesh set a new record by administering Covid-19 vaccine to 13.59 lakh beneficiaries on Sunday, surpassing its own record of giving 6.28 lakh jabs in a single day on April 14. By 10 pm on Sunday, the State had administered Covid vaccine to 13,59,300 beneficiaries, exceeding its set target of giving 10 lakh jabs.
Covid Task Force chairman of the State K S Jawahar Reddy said it was a remarkable achievement to vaccinate 1.3 million people in a day under the mega vaccination drive. With the administration of 13.59 lakh doses as part of the mega vaccination drive, the total Covid jabs given in the State increased to 1,36,75,909. In the process, the state also crossed the one-crore mark in the administration of the first dose of the vaccine. So far, 1,11,45,738 people got the first dose and 27,35,648 the second dose since the vaccination programme began on January 16. A total of 1,38,81,386 doses (first and second) were administered till date. The mega vaccination drive focused on people over 45 years of age and mothers with children under five, and those going abroad for study and work. On April 14, a total of 6,28,961 people were vaccinated in the State, then a record high in a day in the country.