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TN inoculate 3.25 lakh teens on the first day of 15-18 age vaccine drive

- January 4, 2022

Chennai, Jan 4 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu State Public health department said that the state has vaccinated  3,25,288 (Three Lakh Twenty Five Thousand and Two hundred and eighty-eight) teenagers in the age group of 15-18 years on the first day of the vaccine drive for this age group. The state public health department in a statement on Monday said that Tiruvannalami district vaccinated 22.5% of the eligible teen population in the 15-18 group becoming the highest in the state while Chennai with 1.44 per cent is the lowest.

 Chief Minister M.K. Stalin had inaugurated the vaccine drive at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Saidapet, Chennai on Monday.

The public health department said that the vaccination drive would continue and called upon teenagers in the age group of 15-18 to register in the Cowin portal and to take the jab to prevent getting the dreaded disease.

Chief Minister in his address called upon the people to wear masks, maintain physical distancing and to sanitise and wash hands regularly to prevent getting the disease. He also called upon those who have not taken the vaccination to immediately do so.

With a higher increase in cases, Tamil Nadu has already stopped offline classes for children up to the 8th standard and all preventive measures including Oxygen beds are in place.

The Greater Chennai Corporation has already taken steps to convert Chennai Trade Centre hall into a medication centre and Covid screening centres have commenced working from Monday onwards in the city.