1.31 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state so far, about 90% of the citizens of age above 45 years are vaccinated

1.31 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state so far, about 90% of the citizens of age above 45 years are vaccinated

Raipur: As many as 1, 31, 17, 523 doses of the Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Chhattisgarh so far till August 11.

About 1.04 crore people of the state have received the first dose of the vaccine and 26.67 lakh have received both the doses of the vaccines. In Chhattisgarh, 3.09 lakh health workers, 3.17 lakh frontline workers, 52.78 lakh people of age above 45 years and 45.44 lakh citizens in the age group of 18 to 44 years have been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

At the same time, 2.46 lakh health workers, 2.33 lakh frontline workers, 18.51 lakh people of age above 45 years and 3.37 lakh people in the age group of 18 to 44 have been given both the doses of the vaccines.

In the state, 91 per cent health workers, 100 per cent frontline workers, 90 per cent citizens of age above 45 years and 34 per cent youth in the age group of 18 to 44 have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine. At the same time, 73 per cent of the health workers, 80 per cent of the frontline workers and 32 per cent of the people of age above 45 years have received both the doses of the vaccines.

The state government has a target of vaccinating nearly 2 crore people in the state. These include 3.39 lakh health workers, 2.93 lakh frontline workers, 58.66 lakh of age above 45 years and 1.34 crore citizens in the age group of 18 to 44.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, so far 4.64 lakh vaccines have been administered in Balod district, 4.54 lakh vaccines in Balodabazar-Bhatapara, 2.48 lakh vaccines in Balrampur-Ramanujganj, 3.84 lakh vaccines in Bastar, 2.38 lakh vaccines in Bemetara, 1.16 lakh vaccines in Bijapur, 8.19 lakh vaccines in Bilaspur, 1.58 lakh vaccines in Dantewada, 4.25 lakh vaccines in Dhamtari, 9.60 lakh vaccines in Durg, 2.18 lakh vaccines in Gariyaband, 1.68 lakh vaccines in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, 6.18 lakh vaccines in Janjgir-Champa and 3.58 lakh vaccines have been administered in Jashpur.