3-day vaccination drive begins in Panchkula

12,340 beneficiaries jabbed on Day 1 at 69 centres across district

3-day vaccination drive begins in Panchkula

People queue up to get the Covid vaccine at a government dispensary in Sector 12-A, Panchkula, on Monday. Tribune photo: RAVI KUMAR

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, September 13

Three-day vaccination drive began in the city today. As many as 12,340 people were inoculated at 69 centres across the district. While 6,577 people received the first dose, 5,763 got the second dose.

The Health Department was aiming to vaccinate 20,000 people on the first day of the drive. The three-day drive is being organised across the state. The local health department will increase the number of centres to 87 tomorrow.

The highest single-day vaccination tally in the district was recorded on June 21. As many as 18,724 people were inoculated on this day.

The district had recently achieved a major milestone of vaccinating 100 per cent of its eligible population (above the age of 18) with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. After Gurugram and Ambala, Panchkula became the third district in the state to achieve the feat.

With the vaccination of 4,06,973 people, the first dose coverage at present stands at 105.3 per cent. As per the 2011 Census, the Health Department had fixed a target to vaccinate 3,86,553 people.

Meanwhile, 1,87,435 (above 48 per cent) people have taken the second dose so far.

Dr Meenu Sasan, District Immunisation Officer, said they were hoping of vaccinating around 20,000 people on the first day of the three-day vaccination drive. However, only 12,340 people turned up to get the Covid vaccine.

“The vaccination drive was slow in peripheral areas such as Morni due to slow network,” she said.

Highest count in June

The highest single-day vaccination tally in the district was recorded on June 21. As many as 18,724 people were inoculated on this day.

Milestone

The district had recently achieved a milestone of vaccinating 100 per cent of its eligible population (above the age of 18) with the first dose of the Covid vaccine. After Gurugram and Ambala, Panchkula became the third district in the state to achieve the feat.

First dose coverage

With the vaccination of 4,06,973 people in the district, the first dose coverage at present stands at 105.3 per cent. On the basis of the 2011 Census, the Health Department had fixed a target to vaccinate 3,86,553 people.

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