One-third of 18+ population in Panchkula fully vaccinated

Over 74 per cent of targeted people administered the first dose

One-third of 18+ population in Panchkula fully vaccinated

A girl gets the Covid vaccine at a government dispensary in Sector 12-A, Panchkula. File Photo

Amit Bathla
Tribune News Service
Panchkula, July 28

A one-third of the population in the district eligible for the Covid vaccine has been fully vaccinated.

Of the 3,86,553 adults in the district, including healthcare workers, frontline workers and pregnant women, as many as 97,494 have completed the two-dose course. It is 34.04 per cent of the total eligible people. The first dose of the vaccine has been taken by at least 2,86,439 people (74.10 per cent of the targeted population). Overall, a total of 3,83,933 doses of vaccine have been administered in the district.

72% HCWs, 67.8% FLWs given both doses

According to the Health Department, 5,255 healthcare workers (72 per cent) and 8,162 frontline workers (67.8 per cent) have got vaccinated with both doses of the Covid vaccine.

According to the Health Department, 5,255 healthcare workers (72 per cent) and 8,162 frontline workers (67.8 per cent) have got vaccinated with both doses.

An irregular supply of the vaccine has not stopped the local Health Department from ramping up the outreach of its Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Local health officials maintain that they distribute the stock to the local vaccination centres as soon as they receive it.

On Wednesday, the district registered the vaccination of 5,130 persons after the Health Department received a fresh stock of the vaccine. While 1,671 people go the jab on Tuesday, 4,141 people were administered the shot on Monday.

The district is now left with 12,600 doses of Covishield and 1,510 doses of Covaxin.

Civil Surgeon Dr Mukta Kumar said, “We don’t just have vaccination to focus upon. We have a limited number of trained health staff which is also engaged in regular health activities.” She added that vaccination was paramount to limit the consequences of the infection. “Even if a person gets infected, the severity would be low if vaccinated,” she said.

The CMO further stated that maximum vaccination coverage was the only effective way to combat the possible third wave of Covid-19.

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