CHENNAI: A total of 17.70 lakh people were vaccinated against COVID-19 till 7 pm on the 29th mega vaccination drive on Sunday of which 3.43 lakh doses were inoculated as first dose and 13.13 lakh doses were received the second dose. At least 1.13 lakh people got booster doses.
At least 4.12 crore people were benefitted so far with the 29 vaccinations camps conducted by the health department, a release said.
So far 93.44 per cent of the population has received first dose and 81.55 per cent received second dose of vaccination. So far, 11.04 crore vaccination doses were inoculated in TN.
Over 2 crore people are yet to complete the COVID vaccination process, (taking first and second dose) so we have set up one lakh mega vaccination camps in Tamil Nadu aiming to inoculate them, said health minister Ma Subramanian after inaugurating the 29th mega vaccination camp on Sunday morning.
So far 1.50 crore people are due for a second dose of the vaccine, and 50 lakhs are yet to get inoculated for a single dose. In addition, over 10 lakh frontline workers are eligible for precautionary doses. The state has at least 1.26 crore vaccination doses in stock, so the public is requested to utilize the mega vaccination camps, minister said.
Commenting on the cluster cases at Sathya Sai Medical College in Chengalpattu district. Health Minister said that today three more COVID positive cases were reported. As of Saturday, a total of 927 saturation test samples were taken at the college campus of which 72 were tested COVID positive.
"The virus has been spread from the students who returned from the north. The cluster is under control now. And regular inspection has been done by the state health team," said Ma Subramanian.