In A Single Day, Telangana Administers 1.17 Lakh Vaccines For The Age Group Of 18-44

Hyderabad: Continuing its special drive for vaccination of the 18-44 year age group, Telangana has administered over 1.17 lakh doses for this beneficiary group. A total of 1,68,143 doses were administered on Saturday of which 1,41,507 were inoculated for the first dose and 26,636 second dose. According to the Director of Public Health, Dr G Srinivasa Rao, 1,17,254 people in the 18-44 age group were vaccinated. Of them, 5,985 received the second dose.

The health department on July 1 rolled out vaccination for 18-44. The state initiated vaccination at 100 designated centres in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits with prior online booking using the Co-WIN portal. It was also launched at 204 centres in urban local bodies with prior online booking using the Co-WIN portal and at 636 rural primary health centres in walk-in mode.

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While the government allowed private hospitals to administer Covid vaccines to 18 and above age groups in the last week of May, this is the first time that government-run vaccination centres specifically cater to this group. The total number of doses administered in the state to all groups so far reached 1,12,38,112 — 96,34,187 first dose and 16,03,945 second dose.

As many as 40.82 lakh doses were administered to people in the 18-44 age group. The majority of the people in this age group were already covered under the vaccination for high-risk groups and superspreaders over the last month.

(With inputs from IANS)

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