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Gearing up for next round now, over 20 lakh vaccinated against Covid-19 in Pune district

Across Maharashtra, around 1.42 crore beneficiaries have received the Covid-19 vaccination as on Saturday. Out of these, 16.67 lakh beneficiaries are healthcare workers while 16.44 lakh are frontline workers.

Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune |
Updated: April 25, 2021 6:51:06 pm
Pune CovidA woman gets the jab at a vaccination centre in Pune (Express photo by Ashish Kale)

Pune district has, so far, vaccinated 20.57 lakh beneficiaries against Covid-19. According to state health department data, 8.22 lakh beneficiaries who got vaccinated are aged above 60 while 8.04 lakh are in the age group 45 to 59 years. To date, 2.08 lakh beneficiaries are healthcare workers while 2.21 lakh beneficiaries are frontline workers.

Across Maharashtra, around 1.42 crore beneficiaries have received the Covid-19 vaccination as on Saturday. Out of these, 16.67 lakh beneficiaries are healthcare workers while 16.44 lakh are frontline workers. Over 51 lakh beneficiaries are in the age group of 45 to 59 years while more than 58 lakh beneficiaries are aged above 60, the data stated.

Mumbai and Pune are on top among the districts with maximum number of beneficiaries inoculated. In Mumbai, 22.57 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated to date, said state health officials. “We are gearing up for the third round of vaccination for those in the age group of 18 years and above across 600 centres in Pune district,” said Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, Deputy Director of Health, Pune circle.

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There are approximately over 50 lakh people aged 18 and above in Pune. “We are waiting for more guidelines, and registrations on the CoWIN app will commence from April 28,” Dr Deshmukh said.

While vaccinations have slowed down in the last few days with only 24,157 beneficiaries receiving the jab on Saturday, health officials said this was because of inadequate doses. “We have more than one lakh doses of the vaccine today (Sunday),” Dr Deshmukh said, adding that while the pace of vaccinations will depend upon on the number of doses received, the supply was becoming more regular.

According to the Pune district health department, in rural areas, 7.53 lakh beneficiaries have been administered Covishield, while 69,358 got received Covaxin doses across 405 centres. In the PMC areas, across 182 centres, 6.59 lakh beneficiaries received Covishield jabs while 87,792 were administered Covaxin. In the Pimpri-Chinchwad area, across 83 vaccination centres, 3.17 lakh beneficiaries were administered Covishield while Covaxin was administered to 26,097 beneficiaries. Overall, in Pune district, 17.30 lakh people have been administered Covishield, while 1.83 lakh got Covaxin doses.

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