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Half of Haryana got 1st dose of Covid vaccine, 14% took their 2nd shot

Gurgaon district tops with maximum 88 per cent coverage in terms of first dose.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
Updated: August 7, 2021 7:09:58 pm
A health worker administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre in Gurugram, Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (PTI Photo)

At least 51 per cent residents of Haryana have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while 14 per cent are fully vaccinated with both shots. Gurgaon, with 88 per cent coverage in terms of first dose and 27 per cent fully vaccinated, tops the list of districts where Nuh is placed last with barely 14 per cent first dose coverage and two per cent fully vaccinated.

The the health department shared the data during a review meeting chaired by Health Minister Anil Vij here.

The health department data revealed that Haryana has approximately 1.9 crore people above 18 years of age. Out of these, over 96.45 lakh have received the first dose of vaccines and over 26.63 lakh have received the second dose too.

In terms of first dose coverage, Gurgaon leads with 88 per cent, followed by Ambala (76), Charkhi Dadri (73), Panchkula (74), Faridabad (65), Jhajjar (55), Mahendragarh (51), and Rewari (52). Several other districts, where the first dose of vaccine coverage was below 50 per cent include Bhiwani (49), Fatehabad (43), Hisar (36), Jind (33), Kaithal (40), Karnal (46), Kurukshetra (45), Palwal (40), Panipat (36), Rohtak (48), Sirsa (42), Sonipat (50) and Yamunanagar (46). Nuh district remains the lowest with barely 14 per cent of first dose vaccine coverage.]

Similarly, Ambala with 29 per cent coverage leads leads in second dose vaccination, followed by Gurgaon (27), Panchkula (26). The other districts second dose vaccination coverage include Bhiwani (11), Charkhi Dadri (18), Faridabad (18), Fatehabad (10), Hisar (8), Jhajjar (14), Jind (7), Kaithal (9), Karnal (15), Kurukshetra (13), Mahendragarh (13), Palwal (8), Panipat (10), Rewari (16), Rothak (13), Sirsa (11), Sonipat (15), Yamunanagar (13).

Gurgaon has fully vaccinated 68 per cent of its residents who are above 60 years of age, followed by Panchkula (66 per cent) and Ambala (61 per cent).

Charkhi Dadri is the first district to have entire population of 60 years and above being vaccinated with first dose, followed by Panchkula (91 per cent) and Ambala (90 per cent).

Based on the studies conducted so far, the health department is expecting that in case of a third wave, “majority of the children will be asymptomatic – 70-80 per cent needing home isolation — while there could be 15 per cent mild cases and five per cent shall be moderate to severe cases who would require oxygen support or HDU/ICU care in a Covid hospital”.

The department’s analysis reveals that there had been a total of 95 MIS-C cases reported till date. As per the state health department’s projections, there could be 3,790 beds required for pediatric care for managing the peak surge, while 3,589 beds are already available. Similarly, 3,222 ward beds and 568 ICU/HDU beds may be for pediatric care at peak of the surge.

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