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77.7% of the eligible population got fully vaccinated in Coimbatore

By Team YourCoimbatore on 3rd January 2022
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Over 70,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday at the end of the 17th mass vaccination drive in the district.

As many as 604 vaccination camps were set up across the district, including 156 in city corporation limits. Out of the 70,024 people vaccinated on Sunday, 51,911 received their second dose. As many as 18,113 people received their first dose.

By the end of Sunday’s drive, 95.6% of the district’s population has received the first dose and 77.7%, the second dose. A senior health department official said that over a lakh people are yet to get the first dose. The primary objective is to reach out to those people.

The number of people due for their second dose adds up every day. Over five lakh people are eligible, but the number of people turning up for vaccination needs to go up, said the official. People who are not vaccinated for the second dose can get utilize the vaccination camps announced by the government every week.

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