Hyderabad, July 4 : Continuing its special drive for vaccination for the 18-44 year age group, Telangana has administered over 1.17 lakh doses for this beneficiary group.
A total of 1,68,143 doses were administered on Saturday.This comprised 1,41,507 first dose and 26,636 second dose.
According to Director of Public Health, Dr G.Srinivasa Rao, 1,17,254 people in the 18-44 age group were vaccinated.Of them, 5,985 received the second dose.
The health department on July 1 rolled out vaccination for 18-44.The state initiated vaccination at 100 designated centres in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits with prior online booking using the Co-WIN portal.It was also launched at 204 centres in urban local bodies with prior online booking using the Co-WIN portal and at 636 rural primary health centres in walk-in mode.
While the government allowed private hospitals to administer Covid vaccines to 18 and above age groups in the last week of May, this is the first time that government-run vaccination centres specifically cater to this group.
The total number of doses administered in the state to all groups so far reached 1,12,38,112 — 96,34,187 first dose and 16,03,945 second dose.
As many as 40.82 lakh doses were administered to people in the 18-44 age group.The majority of the people in this age group were already covered under the vaccination for high risk groups and superspreaders over the last one month.