Noida: Quite 68% of the entire beneficiaries, including frontline and doctors, took the vaccine to beat coronavirus here on Friday, consistent with data from the CoWIN portal. Data accessed till 9 pm revealed that of the 1,54,776 targeted persons, 1,04,871 took the vaccine. In all, 1,906 sessions were held. The list also included doctors vaccinated with the primary dose on January 22 who had come for his or her booster. With the addition of Friday data, the cumulative vaccination achievement target in UP reached 61%.
This means that thus far six out of 10 listed beneficiaries have taken the vaccine in Uttar Pradesh which is already home to the utmost number of vaccinated persons within the country.
As on date, the entire number of persons vaccinated within the state reached 11,87,700 against the target of about 19.47 lakh.
In terms of districts, cent percent coverage was recorded in Prayagraj, Muzaffarnagar, Chandauli and Gorakhpur. Balrampur followed with 99% coverage. Pratapgarh, Srawasti and Hardoi recorded 98% turnout, while Siddharthnagar also made it to the highest five with 97% achievement. Bulandshahr finished last with just 28% achievement, while the opposite bottom five districts included Aligarh, Amroha (32%), Ghazipur (33%), Sambhal (36%), Varanasi and Chitrakoot (37%). capital Lucknow recorded a handsome turnout of 66% while the turnout of a number of the large districts was as follows: — Jhansi (74%), Ghaziabad (64%), Meerut (91%) and GB Nagar (86%).
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An official statement from the health department said that both covishield and covvaxin were used and no adverse event following immunization was recorded. Though some people showed mild side effects none required hospitalsation as per reports. They, however, advised that folks may contact the state helpline 104 or national helpline number 1075 just in case of any inconvenience.