Aurangabad, April 14:
In all, 3,10,157 doses have been administered to the people in the district till Tuesday evening (April 13). Moreover, 2,85,597 people have taken one dose each while 24,560 have taken both the doses so far. Presently, the Corona vaccines are being given at 197 vaccination centres across the district, informed the district vaccination officer, Dr Vikas Wagh.
India is implementing the second biggest Corona vaccination drive in the world after the US now. The Corona vaccination started across the country from January 16 and so in the district. In the first phase, the health workers Corona warriors were the first to administered Corona doses. Around, 33,000 doses of vaccines were administered to the health workers in the district. Similarly, in the second phase, around 19,000 doses were administered to the frontline workers from the police and other government departments.
The drive for the general public started from March, 1, 2021. The residents over 60 years of age and over 45 years with co-morbidities are eligible for the vaccines in this phase. However, the government granted permission to administer vaccines to all the persons above 45 years of age. People gave huge response to it. All the vaccination centres in the city and across the district are seen crowded now. Around 15,000 doses are administered daily in the district, Dr Wagh said.
However, the vaccination drive is likely to hamper due to the inadequate vaccine supply from the government. The health department is constantly demanding for the vaccines so that the drive is not interrupted but the supply is inadequate. The health administration received 9,000 vials on Tuesday and it will be utilized on Wednesday. After that there will be no stock of vaccines and the drive is likely to hamper on Thursday.
District Health Officer Dr Sudhakar Shelke said that we are getting good response from the residents at all the vaccination centres. However, we are not getting adequate stock to run the drive continuously. On Tuesday we received 9,000 vials which will be utilized in just one day, he said.