18.21 lakh doses administered during tenth mega vaccination drive in TN

A total of 18.21 lakh doses of vaccines were administered against COVID-19 during the tenth mega vaccination drive on Sunday as more than 50,000 vaccination camps were organised across the State.

A total of 11.48 lakh second doses were given and 6.72 lakh first doses of the vaccines were administered across Tamil Nadu. A total of 1,600 camps were organised in Chennai.

Health Minister Ma Subramanian inspected the vaccination drive in the Tiruvottiyur zone and urged the people due or overdue for the second dose to get inoculated. Currently, 39.53 per cent of the eligible people in Tamil Nadu have been vaccinated with both the vaccine doses and at least 75.75 per cent have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine.
Health Minister urged the public to get vaccinated and said that vaccines are 97.5 per cent life-saving. As of Saturday, 4.31 crore people have been given the first dose of the vaccine while 2.17 crore second doses were administered.
Currently, there are about 1.1 crore vaccines in stock as 1.31 crore vaccines were available for the 10th mega vaccination drive. The Greater Chennai Corporation prepared a list of those due for vaccination and brought the people to camps for vaccination.