37.6 pc of Chennai city’s population gets 1st dose

In a positive sign, the vaccination rate in the city is on an upward trend. More than 37,500 persons per one lakh population have received their first dose of vaccination.
Caption: A man gets vaccinated in one of the camps
Caption: A man gets vaccinated in one of the camps

Chennai

An official said the mega camp conducted on Sunday was a huge success as more than 1.91 lakh persons received their shots.
Royapuram tops in getting jabs

In a positive sign, the vaccination rate in the city is on an upward trend. More than 37,500 persons per one lakh population have received their first dose of vaccination.

According to Greater Chennai Corporation data, the vaccination among the 18 to 44 years category has increased as more than 16.7 lakh doses of the total 45.85 lakh doses have been administered as of Sunday evening. As many as 12,56,265 persons in the age group have received at least one dose, which is around 40.60 per cent of the total population, who are partially inoculated. As many as 4,25,720 persons have taken both doses. On June 28, only 10,997 persons in the category were given both doses.

Meanwhile, data show that most of the doses are Covishield. Of the total doses, 34,30,374 doses are Covishield and 11,55,059 doses are Covaxin.

In terms of overall doses given among the city zones, Royapuram residents received the highest number of doses. The north region zone has administered 5,19,165 doses. Manali zone, the zone with the lowest population in the city, has administered 1,20,296 doses, which is the lowest.

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