Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said 1,12,12,353 doses of the vaccine have been distributed in the state till June 13.
Among healthcare workers, the first dose was given to 5,24,128 people and the second dose to 4,06,035, the CM told a press conference here this evening.
For other frontline workers, 5,39,624 were given the first dose and 4,03,454 were given the second dose. The first dose was given to 68,14,751 persons above the age of 45 and the second dose to 14,27,998.
In the age group, 18 to 44 years, 10,95,405 people received the first dose and 958, the second dose.
The first dose was given to 91% of the inmates in old age homes in the state. 14% have received both doses.
Among the tribal population, 75% of those over the age of 45 were vaccinated and 12% of those between the ages of 18 and 44.
He said 9,46,488 vaccine doses were distributed in the last seven days – 77,622 as the second dose and 8,68,866 as the first dose.
So far, Kerala has received 98,83,830 doses of vaccine from the Central Government and 1,00,69,172 doses were given from that.
The state government directly procured 10,73,110 doses and out of that, 8,92,346 doses have been distributed.
Currently, there is a stock of 4.32 lakh doses supplied by the Central Government and 2.08 lakh doses bought by the State Government.
The CM also said the state government is trying to complete the vaccination depending upon the supply of the Covid vaccine from the central government.
“However, according to experts, it can take months or years to achieve disease control through herd immunity, no matter how hard we try. There is also the presence of the widespread delta variant of the virus. In view of all this, we should work together and shouldn’t force another lockdown upon the state,” he added.