Over 60,000 get Covid vaccine jabs in Lucknow in a day
Over 60,000 doses of Covid vaccine were administered in the state capital on Monday while the health department had arranged over one lakh doses. Till 8pm, 60,598 doses had been administered. “Rain restricted many beneficiaries who avoided coming out of their homes,” said Dr Manoj Agrawal, chief medical officer, Lucknow.
“We will continue focusing on vaccination in the next two days also just as we did today (Monday). This will help those beneficiaries who had to skip their dose to get the same without delay,” he added. Lucknow has till now administered a total 42,87,909 doses of the vaccine which is maximum among all the districts.
During the day, vaccination picked up late and 21,121 doses were administered between 11am and 1pm. As heavy rain lashed the city late evening and overcast conditions prevailing for the entire day, number of beneficiaries at vaccination centres was fewer than the usual. In the state capital, 354 centres conducted Covid vaccination.
In state, 1,71,9969 doses were administered till 8pm at 15,778 vaccination centres. “Focus will be more upon rural pockets that lag behind urban areas in vaccination coverage,” said Dr Agrawal.
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Of the total doses administered, 9,322673 are first dose, which is over 63% of the population eligible for Covid vaccination, and 26814323 (over 15% of the eligible population) are the second dose.