On Thursday, senior citizens and people over 45 years of age were washed away with good response at the COVID Immunization Centers (CVC) set up in south coastal Andhra Pradesh for vaccination.
On Thursday, 3,072 people were vaccinated in Prakasam and Nellore districts.
“The response from the people is quite encouraging. There have been no major adverse reactions from vaccinators. We expect that people in the target age group will follow suit in the coming days as the vaccine is given free of cost in government hospitals. ”
The COVID-19 vaccine was given on Thursday to 1,772 individuals and 706 seniors, including 217 individuals over the age of 45, with comedidities, he said, adding that the health department was fully prepared to cater to the crowd.
People of the targeted age group can walk to the vaccination centers and register their names on the spot. So far, 22,752 health workers and 22,345 frontline workers have been vaccinated in the district. All 4,727 registered police personnel have also been vaccinated.
Those wishing to take the job can liaise with the Digital Assistants at the respective Village Secretariat and book their slots. “We have plans to induct more than 4 lakh senior citizens,” he said.
High recovery count
Meanwhile, only three new cases occurred in Prakasam T during the period. There were only 39 active cases in the district, while the rate of recovery was 99%.