At least 12.01 lakh vaccine doses were administered during the mega vaccination camp on Thursday. Of them, 4.52 lakh were first doses and 7.48 lakh second.
So far, 77 per cent of the State’s population have been vaccinated with at least one dose and 41.6 per cent have completed the inoculation. The 10 mega vaccination drives have covered 1.94 crore people in TN.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian and Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan inspected the camp at the government hospital in Royapuram.
The Health Secretary instructed district administration and Corporation officials to urge those who haven’t been vaccinated to get their shots as TN’s COVID deaths data indicates that the risk for the unvaccinated is 3.5 times higher than the inoculated population.
He said about 95 per cent of COVID deaths in the past three months was among the unvaccinated population or those who had not taken the second dose.