Tirupati : Mega COVID-19 vaccination drive is underway in the district. On Tuesday, the officials had set a target of completing two lakh doses in a day. The district administration has made elaborate arrangements to meet the target of two lakh doses. District Collector M Hari Narayanan held a teleconference with the officials concerned on Monday and assigned specific tasks to them. He asked them to work in coordination to complete the process as per the set target.
While District Immunization Officer Dr. C Hanumantha Rao said that the vaccination process is going on at a brisk pace, by noon more than 71,000 doses were given to the eligible people and hoped to complete the remaining doses. So far 40 lakh people have been covered in Chittoor district. While about 25 lakh people were given the first dose, 15 lakh people have received both the doses so far.
Village volunteers, ANMs and other staff have to persuade most of the beneficiaries to take their shots. Meanwhile, the number of daily COVID positive cases in the district is gradually coming down. The highest daily cases were 168 while the lowest was 45 during the last 10 days. The total number of cases during the first 10 days of October stood at 1,097, as against 2,138 during the same period in September.