Andaman and Nicobar Islands achieves 100% double dose COVID-19 vaccination mark

Andaman and Nicobar Islands becomes the first ST/UT to achieve the target of 100% double dose COVID-19 vaccination by only using the Covishield vaccine.

The vaccination drive started in the islands on 16 January 2021. As per the records, 2.87 lakh people have received the Covishield vaccine against the target of 2.86 lakh, making it to 100.41% vaccination.

“A&N achieved 100% COVID vaccine coverage making it 1st State/UT to achieve the feat using only Covishield. UT Admin overcame Insurmountable odds for this extraordinary feat in one of the remotest parts of the world,” the island administration said in a tweet.

“Vaccination in A&N was extremely challenging as the UT is spread over 836 islands spread over 800 km from North to South separated by Rough Sea, Extremely Dense jungle, hills & exposed to Inclement weather”, the administration said in another Twitter post.

The Union territory now has two active cases, while 7,570 people have recovered from the disease so far, including one in the last 24 hours, and 129 patients have succumbed to the infection to date, the bulletin added.

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