More than a liter of people vaccinated in mega vaccine camps in 4 dis …

(MENAFN-IANS)

Chennai, October 4 (IANS) The state health department said on Monday that more than a lakh of people had received vaccines at the mega vaccination camp.

The camp, which was held in four districts of the state from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, saw huge public participation.

The state health department said in a statement on Sunday that in the four districts of Vellore, Ranipet, Tirupattur and Tiruvannamalai, 2,894 camps had been held.

It was the fourth mega vaccination camp held in the state, but it was limited to just four districts.

Tiruvannamalai district set up 1,017 camps, which were the most numerous and vaccinated 60,000 people. Cheyyar block in the district alone vaccinated 20,772 people.

This was, however, less than the number of people who received the vaccine in Tiruvannamalai district on September 26 during the third mega vaccination camp. During the third camp, 64,321 people received the vaccine in the district and 27,197 people were vaccinated in Chiyyar block alone.

According to statistics from the health department, Tiruvannamalai has a population of 19.62 lakh of people over 18 and in the eligible category and 12 lakh have already received the vaccine.

The district of Vellore had set up 801 camps Sunday, October 3 for the fourth phase of vaccination and vaccinated 32,000 people. Tirupattur district had 526 camps while Ranipet district had set up 550.

In Tirupattur district 18,500 people were vaccinated while in Ranipet district 22,088 people received the vaccine.

–IANS

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