Tamil Nadu is gearing up for its 6th COVID-19 Vaccine Mega Camp. However, like the previous five, instead of the Sunday camps, the sixth camp will be held on Saturday 23 October. The state health department said it is preparing to make the October 23 camp the biggest vaccination camp ever. , is spread over 50,000 centres. Subramaniam appealed to the people to take the vaccine as there is enough dosage in the state. He said that due to the availability of sufficient number of vaccines, people should use it at the earliest.
The minister said that at least one person in four across the state has taken both doses of the vaccine. The state has already vaccinated over 5.1 crore people with at least one dose of the vaccine, but the vaccination process has not been done evenly. The health department said in a statement that only 45% of people over the age of 60 years have received a single dose of the vaccine and the department is running awareness programs among this segment of the population to vaccinate themselves at the earliest.
People over the age of 60 are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and therefore the low percentage of vaccinations in this category is a matter of concern. According to a statement from the Department of Health, 61% in the 18-44 age group and 74% in the 45-59 age group have had at least one dose of the vaccine, but for those above 60, the figure is only 45. % Is. Which is a matter of concern for the department. Geographically, vaccination is not uniform with more people being vaccinated in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Nilgiris and Coimbatore, while there are districts where vaccination is less than 20%.