Vax boost: Nearly one lakh inoculated in Patiala district in a week

Vax boost: Nearly one lakh inoculated in Patiala district in a week

A health worker administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in Patiala on Sunday. Photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 19

With 7,752 beneficiaries inoculated on Sunday, the vaccination figure has already crossed the 12-lakh mark in the district. Around 1 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated over the past week.

Officials of the Health Department said that sufficient supply of Covid vaccine from the state headquarters had spurred the pace of vaccination in the district.

Of 12.01 lakh doses, around 9 lakh beneficiaries have received the first dose while 3 lakh have received both the doses. Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Prince Sodhi said, “Over the last six days, we administered over 1 lakh doses in the district. Almost every day, we are holding mega drives to vaccinate as many people as we can.”

He further said that beneficiaries, who have already received the first dose, should get their second dose immediately on completion of the vaccine gap period between two doses.

Meanwhile, NCC Air Wing of Senior Secondary Model School Punjabi University Patiala organised 13th vaccination camp here today. The camp was conducted at Guruduara Nanaksar Sahib, Phase1, Urban Estate, Patiala. District Immunisation Officer Dr Venu Goyal and Senior Medical Officer Dr Vikas Goyal were present to oversee the smooth functioning of the camp. In all, around 200 doses of Covidshield were administered to the beneficiaries. ANO Satvir Singh Gill, along with Harpal Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Dinesh, Manvir Singh Gill and other prominent personalities of the area, played a valuable role to make the vaccination camp a success.

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