1.6 lakh vaccinated in Hamirpur

Inoculation for 18-44 age group will start soon, says DC

1.6 lakh vaccinated in Hamirpur

A man gets vaccinated at Dr Radhakrishnan Govt Medical College and Hospital, Hamirpur, on Sunday.

Our Correspondent

Hamirpur, May 2

As many as 1,62,113 persons have been vaccinated in the district till today. The number is almost 40 per cent of the total population.

The district has the highest density of population in the state and is vulnerable to Covid spike, so maintaining social distancing is a major challenge.

Dr Sanjeev Jagota, nodal officer for Covid monitoring, said today 11 sessions of vaccination were done in the district. As many as 431 persons were vaccinated today. It was a holiday, but people arrived for vaccination, he said.

Devashveta Banik, Deputy Commissioner (DC), said the pace of vaccination in the district had increased and 1,62,113 persons were vaccinated till today. She said 16,875 persons were given the second dose of vaccination, while 1,45,238 received the first dose. These also included 10,444 healthcare workers and 5,078 frontline workers.

The DC said all arrangements had been made to vaccinate people in the age group of 18 to 44 and the process would be initiated soon. These persons should register for the vaccination forehand, she said.

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