Focus on second dose, Vij tells all districts


Gurgaon: Health minister Anil Vij on Sunday directed all districts to put emphasis on second doses of Covid vaccination. They have also been asked to submit daily report on second-dose vaccination.
The health department has decided to set up 46 government session sites on Monday in the city. Of the 46 sites, Covishield doses will be administered at 40 sites, Covaxin at five sites and Sputnik V will be administered at one site.
“We will receive 14,000 Covishield and 20,000 Covaxin doses on Monday and, therefore, we will be carrying out more sessions on Tuesday. At present, we are focusing more on the second dose of Covaxin,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon.
A total of 8,465 people in the 18-44 age group got inoculated on Sunday. In the 45-plus category, 1,996 people took the shots. As many as 30 healthcare staff and 89 frontline workers also received the jabs. On Sunday, 6,284 recipients were inoculated at government session sites whereas 4,296 shots were given at private vaccination centres. A total of 6,351 first doses were administered on Sunday and 4,296 second doses were given to recipients in the district.
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