Mega vaccination drive: 20K jabbed in Patiala district

Mega vaccination drive: 20K jabbed in Patiala district

A health worker administers the Covid vaccine to a woman at Punjabi University, Patiala, on Tuesday. Photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, October 5

Around 20,000 beneficiaries were jabbed by the Health Department during a mega Covid vaccination drive here today. With this, the vaccination count in the district stands at 13.35 lakh. As per the Health Department, around 3.5 lakh people have fully been vaccinated, while 9.93 lakh beneficiaries have received their first dose in the district.

The Health Department said that they would again hold a vaccination camp in the district on Wednesday. Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Sodhi said they had been holding mega vaccination camps regularly. He said, “Above 70 per cent of the target population has already received the first dose. In the coming days we will be able to cover 100 per cent of the population with the first dose.”

Meanwhile, Dr Veenu Goyal, district immunisation officer, inspected various vaccination sites in the district on Tuesday to ensure the smooth vaccination process. It has been learnt that many people in the rural areas have become complacent about the pandemic situation, and that behaviour should not be there at all.

500 vaccinated at Pbi varsity

As many as 500 persons above the age of 18 years, including students, staff, faculty and residents of Punjabi University, Patiala, were vaccinated during the seventh camp organised by the university on Tuesday.

The university said it was the seventh Covishield vaccination camp and more than 2,550 persons had already been vaccinated in the camps.

Vice-Chancellor Arvind said following the offline mode of classes, vaccination on the campus was very necessary to make the university Covid-19 free. He said every person above the age of 18 years should get both doses of the vaccine to stave off the third wave. Dr Regina Maini, SMO, Bhai Ghaniya Health Centre, said the vaccination of the university staff, employees and faculty was done in collaboration with the office of the Civil Surgeon, Patiala.

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