PANAJI: Over 1.30 lakh people in Goa have been vaccinated in last three months, with State health authorities opening immunisation programme for those above 45 years from April 1.
As per data, till April 3, 1,08, 801 people had received their first dose while 21,279 were administered vaccine with second dose.
More than 30 million people in India have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine in what is the world’s biggest inoculation drive.
Since the pandemic began, India has confirmed more than 11 million cases and over 157,000 deaths. The country has recorded the second-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States.
Although caseloads have dropped sharply across the country, seven states – Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh – are reporting a fresh surge in infections.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated and vaccination of the frontline workers started from February 2.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced from April 1 for those who are over 45years of age.