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TN Health department inoculates 16, 43 lakh people in second mega vaccine camp

Chennai, Sept 19(BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu health department has administered 16, 43,879 lakh doses of vaccines on Sunday, September 19 in the second mega vaccination camp organized by it.

The state public health department in a statement on Sunday said that this has taken the total vaccination to 1 crore since the beginning of the month of September till date. The vaccination was administered from 7 am till 7 pm on Sunday and the complied data was made available late at night.

Health department officials also said that as the state has almost exhausted its quota of vaccines, there would not be any vaccines on Monday. Regular vaccination will resume after the vaccine supplies arrive from New Delhi, officials said.

The state health department had expected to vaccinate 15 lakh people on Sunday in 18,824 centres spread across primary health centres, anganwadis, noon meal centres, government hospitals, schools and some auditoriums.

Of the 16,43,879 people who were inoculated, 10,85,097 received their first dose and 5,58,782  their second dose of vaccine, the statement said,

9,66, 568 people in the age group of 18-44 were vaccinated on Sunday and vaccines were administered on 5,02,578 people aged between 45- 59 in the mega vaccine camps.

State health minister Ma Subramanian who inaugurated the vaccination at Pollachi also visited vaccination centres in six districts- Coimbatore, Erode, Namakkal, Tiruppur, Dharmapuri and Salem.

The state government according to the health minister is to receive the next allotment of vaccines on September 21. Minister while speaking to BPNS said, “We will be receiving the next allotment of vaccines on September 21 itself and we will resume vaccinations immediately. The state has already touched 1 crore vaccine mark in the month of September till date.”