C-vax given to 57% in 15-17 group in Haryana


Gurgaon: The state has vaccinated 57% of its eligible population in the 15-17 age group till now. According to health department data, Nuh has inoculated only 20% of eligible teenagers so far, the lowest in the state. Vaccination for the 15-17 age group started on January 3. A total of 15,43,040 in this age group are eligible for jabs.
Gurgaon, which aimed to vaccinate 100% of this age group by January 10, has managed to administer the shots to 70% till Tuesday. It has given 1,05,700 Covaxin doses, while 1,51,000 teens are eligible for jabs. Vaccine coverage is calculated as an official target estimate based on population projections.
The city is aggressively pushing to increase vaccination drive coverage for children as Gurgaon has been reporting more than 2,000 new Covid cases daily. “We have expanded our reach by including this category in the ongoing door-to-door vaccination drive in rural areas of Gurgaon. We have also set up camps in religious places and have also involved RWAs in urban areas,” chief medical officer Virender Yadav said.
The second district with the maximum eligible teens in this particular group is Faridabad (1,20,000). It has given jabs to 79,882 till now (67% coverage). Meanwhile, Karnal has given first doses to 57,515 (90%) of its eligible population, the highest coverage in Haryana. Its target population (64,090), however, is among the lowest in the state.
Other than these districts, Kaithal has administered jabs to 68% in the 15-17 category, followed by Palwal (66%), Bhiwani (65%), Charkhi Dadri (64%), Panipat (63%), Hisar (62%), Mahendergarh (62%), Rewari (61%), Sonipat (61%), Kurukshetra (58%), Ambala (57%), Jind (57%), Jhajjar (56%), Panchkula (53%), Sirsa (48%), and Yamunanagar (46%) Fatehabad (43%) and Rohtak (43%).
Asked how Haryana will increase the pace of vaccination for this age group, a senior health official told TOI that each district has been asked to undertake initiatives to increase the pace of vaccination. “Haryana doesn’t have a deadline for this age group. All districts have already been told to carry out the maximum vaccinations as the state is lagging in giving jabs to the 15-17 category. Districts can decide about their strategy on their own depending on their targets,” the official said.
Meanwhile, 1,076 in this group got jabs in Gurgaon on Tuesday. Moreover, 5,707 people in the 18-44 group and 999 in the 45-59 group took the shots. A total of 1,297 people aged above 60 years, 85 healthcare workers and 285 frontline workers also got vaccinated.
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