The health office report added that over the past two weeks, Covid-19 vaccine coverage has gained momentum due to the addition of the booster and the drive for teenagers. Around 10 lakh doses have been given in the first two weeks of January, data has shown.
“There is ample vaccine stock for the district,” said Sanjay Deshmukh, assistant director (medical), Public health services, Pune circle.
“In fact, we received fresh stock on Saturday when nearly 1.8 lakh Covishield and around 1.19 lakh Covaxin doses landed. These doses will be distributed on Monday across Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and rural units. On the stock availability front, the instructions are clear from the state: exhaust the given stock and get the fresh one.”
Another official said vaccine coverage is likely to gain more momentum as the district also has nearly 12 lakh people who are due for a second dose of Covishield. For Covaxin, there are around one lakh people who need their second dose. The district on Sunday (till 7pm) recorded the vaccination of 12,416 beneficiaries across its 228 private and government-run sites.
Pune district has now administered a total 1.61 crore doses of Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V, of which 92.1 lakh are first doses 68.49 lakh are second doses and 43,217 are the precaution doses.