By M L Verma
Shimla, Jan 5
Himachal Pradesh is likely to achieve cent per cent target for 15 plus vaccination soon as in the first two days of the first phase 46.45 pc vaccination has been done, claimed a state Government senior health officer.
The campaign launched on Jan 3 all over the state is likely to achieve target of 3,57 450 vaccination of chilldren who are in age groups 15 to 18 yrs and most of them enrolled from State Government and Private Schools of classes ninth to 12th.
The data released by the spokesperson of Health department claimed that in first two days state has succeeded to administer first jab to as many as 166040 children while achieving the vaccination
target by 46.45 per cent .
The hill state has already taken lead in the vaccination drive by achieving cent per cent vaccination above 18 plus age group as more than 55 lakh people have already got the two dose of Covid shield. Pertinent to mention that for the same Prime mInister Narendra Modi showered praise on Chief Minster Jai Ram Thakur and Health Minister Dr Rajiv Sehijal during a special event organised in the Month of December last year.
Dr Rajiv Sehjal who had visited Vikasnagar vaccination booth on Jan 3 and interacted with media person had talked about the keenness of parents and number of students between 15 to 18 yrs age group to get vaccinated. He was hopeful that the state was likely to achieve cent per cent target of the first dose shortly in the same manner as it did in higher age group.
In largest populated Kangra district about 38399 students got the 1st dose of vaccine, 26402 in Mandi district, 15495 in Sirmaur district and 15403 in Kullu and 13123 in Shimla district.
In least populated Kinnuar and Lahaul Spiti districts 1142 and 551 children have vaccinated under the special drive.
The Cowin portal updates on Jan 4, at 1930 hrs indicated that 72,289 children in the 15 plus age group got the first dose on 2nd day and cumulative figures including Jan 3 vaccination in the group went up to 166040.
Including 15 plus and 18 plus as many as 74715 students got vaccination which include 72289 in 15 plus for first dose, 812 in 18 plus first dose and 1614 in 18 plus second dose .
State has achieved the overall vaccination target of 11,53,2432 doses including 6027047 first dose and 5505385 second dose.
The special first phase drive for students above 15 to 18 yrs group would last till Jan 15 and the second dose would be administered after 36 days for the children under the new norms.