AMC Stock – 100 Covid vaccination centres in Aurangabad soon | Aurangabad News
Health officer with Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Dr. Balasaheb Rathodkar on Saturday said that fresh stock of 45,000 vaccines has been received from Pune for increasing the vaccination coverage.
“We have set a target of giving vaccination coverage to population of three lakh in near future. To achieve this, more than two-fold rise will be made in vaccination centres. The new centres will be all state-run facilities only where vaccine will be given ” he said, adding that the list of new centres would be announced soon.
Currently 25 government centres and 20 private hospitals from Aurangabad are giving does of the vaccine against Covid-19 to different target beneficiaries. As per official data, total 24,781 healthcare workers, 20,022 frontline workers, 21,845 citizens above 45 years of age with comorbidities and 37,301 citizens above 60 year of age have received the first dose of vaccine. Considering the total number of second doses of the vaccine, total 1,16,096 doses have been administered to the target beneficiaries within municipal limits of Aurangabad.
Rathodkar said it is a social responsibility of every target beneficiary to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when the pandemic is spreading in a rapid manner during the second wave. “Besides offering personal protection, immunization programme against Covid-19 aims to build herd immunity. Therefore, every target beneficiary must come forward and take vaccine,” he said.