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Covid-19 vaccination: 53% of 85 lakh people in Pune district have taken first jab

In Pune city (under the Pune Municipal Corporation), at least 69 per cent of estimated 30 lakh beneficiaries have been inoculated with one shot, while 21 per cent have got both the doses.

Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune |
Updated: July 30, 2021 6:48:12 pm
Of the 1.98 lakh health care workers in the Pune district, 79 per cent have got the first dose while 57 per cent are fully vaccinated (Photo: Arul Horizon)

Of 85.39 lakh beneficiaries in Pune district, 53 per cent have got their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, while 18 per cent are fully vaccinated.

According to a new report of the Pune district health department , in Pune city (under the Pune Municipal Corporation), at least 69 per cent of estimated 30 lakh beneficiaries have been inoculated with one shot, while 21 per cent have got both the doses.

The Pimpri-Chinchwad administration administered the first dose of vaccine to 42 per cent of estimated 19.36 lakh beneficiaries till date, while 14 per cent are fully vaccinated. In Pune rural, of 36 lakh beneficiaries, total 16.21 lakh have received the first dose, while 6.27 lakh both the doses.

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An analysis by the Pune district health department of vaccination in different categories showed that of 80 lakh beneficiaries aged above 18 in the district, 51 per cent of recipients received their first dose and 15 per cent both the doses. Of 80.57 lakh beneficiaries aged above 18, 40.83 lakh took their first dose, while 12.33 lakh were fully inoculated.

There are a total of 814 vaccination centres, with 417 in Pune rural, 388 in the Pune Municipal Corporation and 93 in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation areas. Till date, Pune district received total 44.28 lakh vaccine doses, of which, 5.1 lakh are of Covaxin and the remaining of Covishield.

In Pune city, 68 per cent of 28 lakh people aged above 18 received their first dose, while 18 per cent got both the doses. The PMC aims to immunise 28.03 lakh people aged above 18, and so far, 18.99 lakh have got their first dose, while 5.1 lakh have been fully vaccinated.

In Pimpri Chinchwad, of total 18.37 lakh beneficiaries aged above 18, 7.3 lakh have got the first dose, while 2.09 lakh are fully immunised. In Pune rural, of total 34.15 lakh beneficiaries aged above 18, 14.48 lakh have got the first dose, while 5.12 lakh have been fully vaccinated.

Of 1.98 lakh healthcare workers in Pune district, 79 per cent have got the first dose, while 57 per cent are fully vaccinated. There are 2.84 lakh frontline workers in Pune district, and 90 per cent of them have got the first dose, while 57 per cent are fully inoculated.

Special focus on the differently abled

There has been a special focus on vaccinating the differently abled (physically) in Pune district. According to a new report, at least 53 per cent of this population has got the jab. There are total 16,451 differently abled individuals in Pune district, and till date, 8,720 have been administered Covid-19 vaccine.

Baramati and Khed tehsils have administered the highest number of doses to the differently abled. A total of 1,370 differently abled persons in Baramati have got the vaccine shot, while 1,178 have got the jab in Khed.

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