20L vaccinated in Jalandhar district

13 lakh received first dose and 6 lakh second

20L vaccinated in Jalandhar district

Members of the Health Department celebrate the success in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Malkiat Singh

Aparna Banerji

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 13

Nine months after the vaccination programme took off in the district, Covid vaccine has been administered to over 20 lakh people.

The administration today said more than 90 per cent of the population had been covered under the vaccination drive in the district. However, the gap between the first and second doses continues to persist. The administration today exhorted people to get their second jab to complete their vaccination course.

Of the over 20 lakh people vaccinated in district, over six lakh have received the second dose of the Covid vaccine. In all, 20,00,560 beneficiaries have been administered vaccine in the district of which 13,82,978 have received the first doze and 6,17,582 the second dose.

Releasing vaccine numbers today, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori exhorted people to come forward for the second dose of the vaccine to complete their course and ensure their safety from the virus.

Notably, of the total 20,00,560 people, who were administered vaccine, 1,70,000 received Covaxin while the rest got the Covishield jab. Notably, vaccination drive is on at 100 sites in the district depending on demand. Covaxin is being regularly administered at two sites, including Garha and Maqsoodan.

“Vaccine drive is getting a rousing response in the city. Many people are turning up at designated sites to get jabbed against virus. On an average 10,000 to 20,000 beneficiaries are getting vaccinated every day. The number of people receiving their second dose is expected to increase as the supply of vaccine has been streamlined,” said Thori.

The District Immunisation Officer, Dr Rakesh Chopra said, “Majority of population in the district has been covered under the vaccination drive. Most people are now coming for their second jab against virus.”

“Today, 8,036 people were vaccinated. Of these, first dose was administered to 5,000 beneficiaries and second to 3,000. Sixty per cent beneficiaries are coming for the second jab and 40 per cent for the first dose,” Dr Chopra added.

“Majority of those turning up at the two vaccination sites are coming for their second dose of Covaxin,” said Dr Chopra. Notably, in an impressive vaccination drive elderly and physically challenged were vaccinated on the doorstep in the district. 

Two new cases in Jalandhar

Two new Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar district on Wednesday. The total tally of cases in district stands at 63,345. No new Covid death was reported in the district today. The death toll remains at 1,495. The number of patients, who recovered from Covid is 61,832 while there are 18 active cases in Jalandhar district. Of the 1,69,6782 samples collected in the district so far, 1,56,3239 have tested negative.

One +ve in Kapurthala: One person tested positive for Covid in Kapurthala district on Wednesday. The tally of Covid cases remains at 17,842 in the district. No Covid death was reported in the district today.

One fresh case in Hoshiarpur: One person contracted virus in the district taking the Covid tally to 30,794 cases on Wednesday. However, no death was reported in the district today. The death toll stands at 982 in the district. There are 12 active cases in the district while 29,800 have recovered from Covid.

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