In Ambala, 100% target met for first-dose cover

In Ambala, 100% target met for first-dose cover

Tribune News Service

Ambala, September 14

Ambala Health Department today claimed to have achieved a milestone in the battle against Covid by vaccinating 100.01 per cent of its eligible population with the first dose of the vaccine and 49.12 per cent with the second dose.

As per the health department, 11,78,156 doses of vaccines have been administered so far, of which 7,90,102 are first dose and accounts for 100.01 per cent coverage. Of the total number, 3,88,054 are second dose till 5 pm today.

Dr Sunidhi, who has been monitoring the vaccination drive, said: “As per the Co-Win portal, we have achieved 100 per cent first dose vaccination today. The district had 7,90,088 eligible beneficiaries and today, we crossed that mark. There may have been some people who don’t belong to Ambala but got vaccinated here, but the number of such people wouldn’t be huge. Our teams have been contacting all those whose second doses are pending and are also motivating pregnant and lactating women for vaccination.”

Ambala Civil Surgeon Dr Kuldeep Singh said: “Ambala has achieved its target of first dose on Tuesday but the vaccination for the first dose will continue in the coming days as well. The department has been organising vaccination camps at over 225 places in the district. The teams are even covering people at bus stands and vegetable markets. There may have been people from other districts and states who got vaccinated in Ambala but no separate data is maintained for such people. Hence, the vaccination coverage crossed 100 per cent mark.”

Chandigarh: With 3,69,413 persons receiving jabs against Covid today, the state’s total count of vaccinated persons went up to 1,91,82,586.

Meanwhile, 7,60,521 persons have recovered from the virus so far.

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