Indore: Vaccination drive turning into a veritable mass movement, record 1.6L people vaccinated against target of 1.25L people
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Indore: The cleanest city in the country once again proved its alertness in fighting against the corona scourge on Wednesday when 160,940 people got vaccinated in the district against a target of 1.25 lakh beneficiaries. Now, the total number of vaccinated people has gone up to 2,202,251.

Under the Maha Abhiyan of corona vaccination that started on Monday, the second session of vaccination was organised in the district on Wednesday.

Dr Pravin Jadiya, district immunisation officer, said on Wednesday night that, according to the figures available on the CoWin Dashboard by 10 pm, 160,940 people had been vaccinated at 536 session sites, including 524 in the urban areas and 12 in the rural areas. By the end of Wednesday, corona vaccination doses had been administered to a total of 2,202,251 people, including the first dose to 19,175,127 people and the second dose to 284,724 beneficiaries. These figures include people of the above-18 age group.

No end of enthusiasm

The vaccination campaign in the district is taking the form of a mass movement. Even on Wednesday, as on the first day, a large number of people started reaching the vaccination centres from the morning with a lot of enthusiasm. The vaccination process continued throughout the day. By 8.30 pm on Wednesday, no reports of shortage of vaccines or servers crashing were received from any session site.

Vaccinated at home

Under the directions of the district administration and with the help of the social justice department, special arrangements have been made in the districts for vaccination of differently abled people and people who are unable to walk. An example of these arrangements was also seen in the Murai locality. Here, the vaccination team arrived and vaccinated Bharti Sirsiyan, who is unable to walk.

‘There was a target of administering 1.25 lakh doses on Wednesday. But, owing to the overwhelming response of the people, we were able to exceed the target. This was the highest number of doses administered in a single day in the district’

— Dr Pravin Jadiya, district immunisation officer.

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