Bengal bid to increase Covid vaccination

Wednesday 20th October 2021 07:50 EDT

The state health department has directed all 23 districts to increase Covid-19 vaccination to the maximum possible extent from Monday, with a daily target of 10,00,000 jabs, to try and complete vaccinating all eligible people in Bengal with at least one dose within this month. “We have set a preliminary target to complete at least the first dose of vaccination for all eligible people in the state within October 31. It might take a few more days, but the deadline was set as many districts are far from that goal. Calcutta is the only district where cent per cent first dose vaccination for eligible people has been achieved,” said a senior health department official. Bengal administered over 66.5 million doses, which means 18.3 per cent of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

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