October 28, 2021, 10:55 AM

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, on Wednesday, October 28, said that 77% of the eligible citizens in India were partially vaccinated against COVID-19.
This statement came ahead of the festivities and amid third wave threats in India. A couple of weeks ago, India had achieved the landmark of administrating 100-crore doses.
Yesterday, Mandaviya chaired a meeting with health ministers of states and UTs to discuss scaling up the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country.
Talking about the strategy of vaccinating masses, the Union Health Minister, said, “48 districts have been identified in the country where less than 50% eligible population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. Special focus will be given in these districts during the special vaccination drive.”
According to Mandaviya, Centre would launch a mega vaccination campaign 'Har Ghar Dastak.’
“We've decided that for the next one month, healthcare workers will go door-to-door to vaccinate people eligible for the second dose and also those who have not taken the first dose,” he said.
However, earlier in September 20201, the Supreme Court had rejected several pleas seeking door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination.
As of yesterday, October 28, India administered 1,04,04,99,873 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. 49,09,254 doses were administered in the last 24-hours.

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