State vaccinates 21.88 lakh beneficiaries with first dose ofCOVID-19 vaccine

A spokesperson of the Health department informed that 21,88,947 persons have been administered first dose of Covid-19 vaccination in the State out of which 4,38,750 have also been given second dose of the vaccine till today.

He further added that 85,650 health care workers and 1,78,047 frontline workers have received their first dose in the State. After the launch of vaccination drive for 18 to 44 years age group in the State 2,03,487 persons have been vaccinated within one month and this number would further rise in the coming days.

He said that from the commencement of the vaccination drive in the country 9,84,687, persons of 45 plus age group and 7,37,076 of 60 plus age group have received their 1st dose of vaccination in the State.  He said that district Hamirpur has vaccinated the highest percentage of its population with first dose of the vaccine (49.5%) followed by Kinnaur and Bilaspur, in which 46% and 45.6% of the projected population of 18 plus has been inoculated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The spokesperson said that in order to mitigate the effect of the anticipated third wave of Covid-19 viral pandemic, it is very essential that people are vaccinated against the virus. He said that the vaccinations are being provided to different age groups on the basis of prioritization strategy. He appealed to all that the persons, whose 2nd dose is due after 84 days, should get themselves vaccinated at the earliest.