The mass vaccination campaign carried out at the behest of the Health Department and the District Administration in Udaipur district today, witnessed 64,312 vaccinations, a record number.
As per CMHO Dr. Dinesh Kharadi, who was spearheading the campaign, the District Collector had approved a mass vaccination campaign for 11 June, for all age groups. This was done following the relaxation of lockdown norms and reduction in COVID Positive numbers to manageable levels.
The long queues, outside the vaccination centers spread out across the district were seen to be flouting social distancing norms to an extent, but were under control, unlike the unmanaged vaccination camp conducted earlier this week, where the situation was out of control.
This was first time that such a mass campaign took place in Udaipur District. A triumphant CMHO, Dr. Dinesh Kharadi said that the availability of vaccines as well as the psychological bent towards vaccination, especially among the youth, prompted the District Collector Chetan Deora to take this step. This was the largest volume achieved across 242 vaccination sites across Udaipur district.
The planned vaccination drive for 11 June was announced in the afternoon of 10 June and the public was informed through local media. Local media, specially online and digital media played a substantial role in spreading awareness across the district, through their channels, sites and social media.
People were asked to book their slots in advance and while some centers were permitting ONLY pre-booked appointments, other centers, especially in the rural areas, were also entertaining walk-in candidates.
As per the records, 63,227 people took their first dose and 1085 people took their second dose. In all 64,312 doses were administered today. In the last 3 days, 1,03,175 doses have been administered across Udaipur, as per RCHO, Dr. Ashok Aditya.
He also informed that since 16 January 2021, 6,75,538 people have been administered the vaccine in Udaipur district. Of these numbers, 192,457 people persons are in the 18-44 age group, while 4,17,002 persons are in the above 45 years age group. The remaining 66,079 are persons from the healthcare and frontline workers segment. The total number of doses administered since 16 January is 8,21,321 of which 1,40,969 persons have been administered with the second dose as well.