With the state having administered nearly 9 23 690 crore of COVID-19 vaccine doses until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday during the weekly “Lasika Utsav” campaign, more than 67.3% of the 4 50 61 519 who took the first dose in the state have been fully vaccinated so far.
The number of doses administered this Wednesday is more than 20% higher than the coverage last Wednesday. With a total of 9.23.690 doses administered up to 7:30 p.m., the total number of doses reached 7.54.00383. Of these, 450 61 519 are first doses and 303 38 864 are second doses.
The state that crossed seven crore doses on November 20 has administered more than 54 lakh doses in the past 10 days. In fact, there has been an increase in the number of people coming to immunization centers for vaccination in the past six days after the Omicron alert. As of November 25, when 2,69,776 doses were administered, a total of 30,69,119 (including today’s figures) have been administered in the past week.
âAfter today’s coverage, we still have around 39.5 lakh of people due for the second dose. We have also extended the âHar Ghar Dastakâ campaign until the end of December, during which our health workers will go door to door to motivate people and get them to vaccination centers for the vaccine. This campaign has so far been well received, âsaid Arundathi Chandrashekar, State Mission Director, National Health Mission.
Hoping that more people will show up during the “lasika utsava” campaign, the health ministry had set itself the goal of vaccinating 30 lakhs on Wednesday. “We hope to cross over 10 lakh by the end of the day today,” she said.
With a target population of 4.89 crore, the state’s mission is to administer a total of 9.78 crore doses (first and second doses included). With 7.54 crore doses administered to date, the state has achieved cumulative coverage of 77%. The challenge is to administer the remaining doses of 2.24 crore. At the end of Wednesday, the state had a stock of 72 lakh doses.
The state now occupies the seventh position in the country after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat. On September 17, during the mega vaccination campaign that coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, the state took a milestone with the total number of vaccinations surpassing five crore. It took her over 75 days to administer another 2.5 two-crore doses.
The state held special vaccination camps every Wednesday with the goal of administering 10 lakh doses.
However, with few people showing up to get bitten, the state was only able to administer around five to six doses of lakh every Wednesday.
The COVID-19 vaccination was rolled out on January 16 for healthcare workers, followed by frontline workers in the first and second phases.