Only five percent of citizens vaccinated in the city
NASHIK: Only five per cent of citizens have been vaccinated in the past four-and-a-half months in the city. Only 85,441 citizens have received both doses of the vaccine, while 2,77,750 citizens have received the first dose, out of which 1,92.309 citizens are waiting for the second dose. The vaccination drive was started from January 16th, 2021 in the Nashik Municipal Corporation area.
In the first phase, health workers, doctors, police, home guards and those personal working in emergency services were vaccinated. After that, vaccination was started for those over 60 years and then for those over 45 years. Initially, citizens did not come forward to get vaccinated; But after the second wave of Corona, the Nashikites were rushing the vaccination centres; But due to insufficient stocks of vaccines from the Central and state governments, many vaccination centres in the city are shut.
As there has been a low supply of the vaccine to Nashik city, the vaccination centres are running only two-three days a week. There was a lot of confusion after the vaccination of people in the age group of 18 to 44 years started from May 1. The first and second doses were given to people in the age group of 45 years. Finally, as per the revised instructions of the state government, Nashik Municipal Corporation has started those citizens above 45 years.
Wait for the vaccine to continue
Covishield vaccine was administered at 27 centres in the city, while Covaxin at three centres. So far in the last four-and-a-half months, NMC has received 3,49,720 doses. Out of which 2,77,750 citizens could get the first dose, while 85,441 citizens could get the second dose. As many as 6432 citizens between the ages of 18 and 44 were able to get the first dose. As many as 70 people in this age group are lucky to get a second dose.
13,471 additional doses
The NMC has received 2,92,920 doses of Covishield and 56,800 doses of Covaxin. 3,63,191 doses have been given due to the high quantity of vaccines in barrels. Additional 13, 471 doses have been given.
Vaccination status in city
Beneficiaries 1st dose 2nd dose
Health workers 35,192 12,877
Frontline Worker 17,075 6,901
45 to 60 1,18,523 29,023
60 years & above 1,00,528 36,570
18 to 44 6,432 70
Total 2,77,750 85,441