17,600 take vax shot in Lucknow, 76% turn up for first jab

Of the total 17,651 people who took the jab on Thursday, 1,3 391 (76%) were first dose beneficiaries while 4,260 (24%) took the second shot.

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Published on 30 July 2021 10:39 AM GMT

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LUCKNOW: The daily Covid-19 vaccination rate remained below 20,000 for the second consecutive day on Thursday, but more people are now coming forward for the first shot, which they couldn't take earlier due to various reasons.

Of the total 17,651 people who took the jab on Thursday, 1,3 391 (76%) were first dose beneficiaries while 4,260 (24%) took the second shot.

Till now, Uttar Pradesh has administered 46770451 doses of Covid vaccine, including 39175805 first doses. Apart from government hospitals, a large number of private hospitals too are administering vaccine doses and more are joining.

Four more in Covid-19 grip

Four more persons contracted Covid-19 in the city on Thursday while an equal number of patients recovered in the last 24 hours. The number of patients with active infection status now stand at 52.

Chief secretary RK Tiwari on Thursday said that vaccination should be given impetus and there should be more focus on districts with low vaccination coverage,

Over two crore doses of Covid vaccine have been allocated for the state for August, including 15497770 free doses (in govt hospitals) and 4588040 doses for private sector hospitals, according to a press statement issued after a review meeting on Covid vaccination held by the chief secretary on Thursday.

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