More than 22 lakh people vaccinated during the Sunday special camp held in TN

As many as 22,52,641 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered across Tamil Nadu as part of the fifth mega vaccination drive on Sunday.

A total of 11,50,351 people received their first doses while 11,02,290 beneficiaries received their second doses throughout the State.

The highest number of 1,63,884 doses were administered in Chennai, followed by 1.09 lakh doses in Coimbatore and 1 lakh doses in Salem. Health Minister Ma Subramanian inspected the vaccination camps in Ramanathapuram during the drive.
Chief Minister MK Stalin inspected the vaccination site at Maduvankarai Primary Health Centre in Guindy and St Francis Xavier Middle School in Little Mount. A total of 32,017 vaccination centres, including 1,600 camps in Chennai were organised as part of the drive.
The Chief Minister said 65 per cent of the total beneficiaries received their first dose and 22 per cent their second dose as of Saturday. “We are vaccinating people aged 18 years and above on priority and they should make use of the nearest vaccination camps. The district collectors have been advised to pay special attention and achieve the goal of COVID-19 vaccination camps,” he said.