The minister said 3,100 panchayats out of a total of 12,585 panchayats in Tamil Nadu have achieved 100 percent vaccination status in their region and will be honored very soon with certificates signed by Chief Minister MK Stalin.

More than 1.34 crore of eligible people in Tamil Nadu have not received the second dose of vaccination against COVID-19 and they have to make use of the mega-vaccination camp held every week by the health department, state minister Ma Subramanian said on Saturday.

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare inspected the 25th mega-vaccination camp currently underway in the city.
At the camp, he said that 3,61,283 children in the age group of 12-14 years received the shots instead of the eligible 21.21 lakh. Vaccination for this age group began nationwide on March 16.

“In Tamil Nadu, two lakh vaccinations are administered daily. As many as 1,343,5505 people are eligible for the second dose and have yet to get vaccinated, while 51,82,974 people have yet to receive the first dose of vaccination in the state. They should take advantage of the mega-vaccination camp being held by the health department on Saturday,” he said.

Subramanian said there are currently 76,80,645 doses of vaccines available from the health department.
The minister said 3,100 panchayats out of a total of 12,585 panchayats in Tamil Nadu have achieved 100 percent vaccination status in their region and will be honored very soon with certificates signed by Chief Minister MK Stalin.

He said that of the 5,78,91,000 eligible individuals over the age of 18, the health department has administered vaccines to 5,32,28,642 while 4,32,24,269 have received a second dose of vaccinations.

On the status of the preventative booster dose, he said 4,09,588 people over the age of 60 have received the third dose.
The minister said surveillance of people in the 13 districts bordering Kerala has intensified as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 847 on Friday, while in Tamil Nadu it was 61 on Friday with zero fatalities.

“Lakhs people travel from Kerala to Tamil Nadu. Due to the increase in cases in Kerala, it has been decided to step up measures in the border districts,” he said.


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