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Gujarat: 100% population of 5 cities, 16k villages covered with 1st dose of Covid-19 vaccine

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Gandhinagar: The entire population of five municipal corporations and over 16,000 villages in Gujarat has received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, state health minister Rushikesh Patel said on Wednesday.

The five municipal corporations are Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Surat, Junagadh and Rajkot. Patel added that of the nearly 18,500 villages in the state, 100 per cent population of 16,109 villages has received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

So far, more than 7.24 crore doses of the vaccine have been administered in Gujarat since the start of the nationwide vaccination drive on January 16, Patel said. Of the total population of the state, nearly 2.71 crore are fully vaccinated, while around 4.5 crore residents have received their first dose.

According to official figures, around 4.93 crore citizens of the state aged above 18, are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.

 

 

 

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