Gujarat : Vaccination for 18-44 age group
After more than a month of partial Covid vaccination for the 18-44 age group in ten jurisdictions — seven municipal corporations and three districts — Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced on Thursday that vaccination for the group will begin on Friday in all 33 districts and eight municipal corporations.
On Thursday, the decision was made at a core committee meeting. “It has been planned that 2.25 lakh doses will be given across roughly 1,200 vaccination stations in all districts,” says the statement (each day). In our state, we have provided free vaccine shots to approximately 18 lakh youth,” the CM said in a statement, adding that a three-crore dose order had been put for this group.
As of Thursday, 19.05 lakh people in the 18-44 age bracket have gotten one dosage of the vaccine, according to the state health bulletin. On Thursday, a total of 98,288 dosages were given out.
The state also intends to give out 60,000 to 75,000 tablets every day to adults over the age of 45. On Thursday, 68,523 doses were given to people over 45, with 43,082 of them being first doses. A total of 31.62 lakh people in this age range have received both doses of the vaccine.
On Thursday, Gujarat reported 1,207 new cases of Covid-19, with 17 people succumbing to the virus.
CM Rupani also convened a virtual conference with municipal commissioners and other officials from five municipal corporations — Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, and Jamnagar — to assess preparations for a possible third Covid-19 wave.
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