After recording more than 95,000 beneficiaries being administered Covid vaccine most days of the week, vaccination centres recorded a dip in numbers on Wednesday.
On June 30, a total of 63,579 beneficiaries took their first dose. The figure includes 37,118 beneficiaries between 18-44 years of age, 19,695 beneficiaries in the 45 to 59 age bracket and 6,045 beneficiaries above 60 years. Besides, 161 health care workers and 124 frontline workers were also administered the vaccine.
On Wednesday, 415 students who are set to travel abroad for further studies also took the jab, while 114 prisoners in Arthur Road jail and 20 lactating mothers were also administered the vaccine. Also, one specially-abled person got the jab.
The civic body announced that there will be no drive on Thursday. They also said that the drop in numbers is not a reason to worry.
“We are vaccinating more than 90,000 beneficiaries. Even the lowest number in this week is higher than the total number of beneficiaries that we use to vaccinate till last month,” said a senior civic official.
"The numbers may fluctuate depending on the availability of doses and stocks also the turnout is usually higher on the days when we are allowing walk-ins than the days where only preregistration beneficiaries are allowed," said the official.