Ludhiana district administers 2.5 millionth jab

Ludhiana district administers 2.5 millionth jab

A woman gets vaccinated against Covid. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 16

Achieving another feat, the district today administered its 2.5 millionth dose of Covid vaccine. The vaccination drive started on January 16 this year. Out of the 2.5 million doses, last half-million doses have been administered in just last 15 days.

The target of first one-million jabs was achieved on June 22, next half-million doses on August 1, and two-million target was achieved on August 31.

Presiding over the event held in the Civil Hospital, MC councillor Mamta Ashu and Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill called the inoculation drive a remarkable milestone in the battle against coronavirus.

They said today the drive has entered into ninth month and added that this is fastest ever pace of the vaccination drive in any district of Punjab which would help tackle the anticipated third wave of the pandemic more effectively.

“The vaccine is being supplied by the Union Government and whole stock of vaccine gets utilised in a single day whenever the supply arrives,” said Dr Gill.

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