Lakshadweep Administration has achieved another milestone in COVID-19
management by vaccinating all the eligible children of age group 15 to 18 years of age in a short span of time. With this, Lakshadweep has become the first among the UTs and states to have achieved this feat.
The vaccination drive for children was launched by Shri Praful Patel, Hon’ble Administrator on 3rd January 2021 in Kavaratti as part of the nationwide campaign. It is
remarkable that the target of 3492 children was achieved within a week after the launch of the vaccination drive through various awareness campaigns conducted in schools and
mobilization drives in all the ten inhabited islands of Lakshadweep. Earlier, Lakshadweep
became the first among the UTs and states to have achieved 100 percent vaccination in other categories such as healthcare workers, frontline workers and age groups above 18
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has provided adequate
quantity of Covaxin doses for facilitating the vaccination of children and for administering
the booster doses. Moreover, Lakshadweep Administration has also started providing
booster doses to frontline workers, healthcare workers and citizens above 60 years of age
from 10th January 2021 as per the guidelines of ICMR.
Through the proactive measure of COVID-19 management such as the imposition of night
curfew, mandatory RTPCR negative certificate and active vaccination, testing and tracking,
Lakshadweep Administration is also getting prepared for the third wave of the pandemic if any, that strikes the islands in the future.