Indore: After a long wait, finally vaccination for those above 18 years of age started in the city on Wednesday. However, only 97 people in this age group were vaccinated out of 100 those were targeted.
Large number of people above 18 years reached the headquarters of Indore Municipal Corporation to get vaccinated but many had to return without being inoculated as they reached with the hope of getting on-spot registration.
One Ankit Shrivastava became the first to get the vaccine on Wednesday as he was inoculated at 10.18 am. People had started reaching the centre at 8 am but the vaccination process started at 10 am and the first dose was given after 18 minutes.
Meanwhile, over 18000 people above 45 years were vaccinated at 191 centers in the urban and rural areas of the city. These people included health care workers, frontline workers, and also with the second dose of the vaccine.
“We will increase the number of sessions in phases as over 30 sessions would be organized on May 8 and 10 and 3000 people would be vaccinated. Similarly, the number of sessions would be increased on May 12, 13, and 15 to 44 sites and 4400 people would be vaccinated for the same,” District immunization officer Dr Pravin Jadia said.
He said that only 100 more people above 18 years of age would be vaccinated on Thursday.