Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, September 16
After a lull in the process of vaccination for the past few days, the administration on Thursday witnessed a mega vaccination drive in the district. With the administration having received a fresh supply of 60,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, Jalandhar crossed the 16 lakh vaccination mark today by utilising the stock in 47 session sites.
While the district has a population of 21,93,590 persons, of this, as many as 16,45,085 persons had been vaccinated until yesterday which is set to be surpassed today. As per the Health Department, until the filing of this report, more than 55 lakh persons had been vaccinated in the district today so far. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said the Health Department has so far given shots to over 16,49,618 persons in the drive and today mega vaccination drive is being held on 47 session sites across the district which means the district would cross over 17 lakh milestone by end of the day.
The massive inoculation drive that started on January 16, 2021, has also entered its ninth month today which shows that as many as 1.88 lakh persons have been administered the jab per month in the Jalandhar.
He said aggressive vaccination is the only key to preventing another wave of Covid-19 and the administration is making efforts to hasten the drive further to ensure every eligible person gets the shot as soon as possible. While Jalandhar is on the fourth spot of districts which have carried out most vaccinations in state, until September 15 (yesterday), 3,55,633 persons in the age group of 60 plus; 4,86,851 people in age group of 45 to 59 and 6,26,281 people in age groups of 18 to 44 were vaccinated in the district.
Thori said the vaccine is being supplied by the Central government and whenever the administration receives the supply, the emphasis is being laid to administer all doses to the beneficiaries. He said the fastest coverage of all beneficiaries under this drive would curb the virus and this would help society to return to normalcy soon by keeping the Covid at bay.
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