Tamil Nadu Mega vaccination camp started is in full swing: Health Secretary

Tamil Nadu on Saturday held a mega COVID-19 vaccination camp at 50,000 centres on where  30 lakh people are estimated to be inoculated.: Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan inaugurated the sixth mega COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Chennai.

This mega vaccination campaign will be run besides the daily vaccine and looks forward to providing vaccines to those who could not get vaccinated during the weekdays. The Health secretary emphasized the importance of older people receiving their vaccinations, saying that they are more vulnerable to getting infected from younger people during the times when COVID-19 related restrictions are at their lowest. He said that a key focus of this campaign will be vaccinating people who are yet to receive their first dose or are due to receive their second dose now.

As per calculation, 1.8 crore people are yet to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The campaign aims to push the figure of people who have received their first dose of vaccine to 70 per cent. He said, "We have enough vaccine stock for 15-20 days and the Centre is also helping us with the vaccines,"

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