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COVID:  Samba, Poonch leading vaccination drive in J&K    

Five more districts in the Jammu region including Ramban, Jammu, Reasi, Doda and Kathua are on the way to achieve the feet as they have reached the saturation level.

Jammu: The district Poonch has achieved the milestone of inoculating 100 % of its adult citizens with anti- Covid vaccine.

The Poonch district has become second in Jammu region to achieve this milestone. Earlier, on September 8, Samba district became the first district in the entire Union Territory to vaccinate all above the age of 18 years with at least one dose.

Moreover, five more districts in the Jammu region including Ramban, Jammu, Reasi, Doda and Kathua are on the way to achieve the feet as they have reached the saturation level.

In total 4,67,380 vaccine shots have been administered in the Poonch district, including 4,41, 666 jabs to the general population, 6869 doses(first and second shot) to health care workers, 18, 845 doses(first and second) to front line workers. Poonch has administered 2,41,417 doses almost half of the total doses in just three months time, as the vaccination drive for below 45 age group commenced from June 1.

Director General Family Welfare, MCH &Immunization, Dr Saleem ul Rehman while   emphasizing on the speeding up of vaccination process said that each person needs to get vaccinated to remain safe from covid infection. Besides, he said that we need to keep an eye on the indicators like morality, hospitalization and positive rate of cases  to avert or  delay possible third wave.

The districts-Ramban, Jammu, Reasi, Doda and Kathua have given the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination to 94 percent, 92 percent, 90 percent, 88 percent and 87 percent of the people respectively. So far highest 15,92,638 doses have been administered in the Jammu district.

Data reveals that of 1,160,387 persons above 18 in Jammu district, 1061,687 (92 percent) have received the first dose and 531,273 have received the second dose of vaccination. In Doda of 310,913 persons above 18 years of age, 274,216 (88 percent) and 90,877 have first and second dose respectively. In Ramban, of 215,180 persons above 18 years of age, 202,787(94 percent) and 83,155 have received first and second dose respectively.

In Reasi, of 238,657 persons above 18 years of age, 213,878 persons (90 percent) and 75,885 have received the first and second dose respectively. In aggregate, 81.32 percent people above 18 have received the first dose and 34 percent have received the second dose in J&K respectively—

So far 1, 08,24,693 doses have been administered in J&K to its adult population, including 75,81,099 first and 32,43,594 second doses have been administered to J&K residents so far. In total 1,14, 317 received vaccination jabs across the UT on Saturday. All the 20 districts in the union territory (UT) have achieved the target of 100 per cent vaccination in the 45+ group.

 

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