Admin eyes 1.7L doses feat in today’s vax drive

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LUCKNOW: After failing on September 17, district authorities will make another attempt to break the previous record of highest single-day vaccinations against coronavirus in Lucknow on Monday. This time’s target is to administer 1.7 lakh doses in a day, beating the record of 1.04 lakh set on September 6. Authorities had targeted 1.4 lakh doses on September 17, but turnout was about 90,000 due to extensive waterlogging due to heavy downpour a day before.
Another highlight of Monday’s mega drive would be the focus on improving vaccinations in rural areas which are behind the urban region in the district. Of the targeted 1.7 lakh doses on Monday, 1.4 lakh will be given in the rural areas and 32,000 at urban centres.
As per Lucknow administration, 991 booths at 433 vaccination camps will be set across the district on Monday. Of these, 210 camps will be set up in schools, chaupals, panchayat bhawans and health centres in all the 12 rural blocks in Lucknow.
In rural areas, vaccination will be done through on-thespot registration. People can walk-in at camps with government recognised photo ID card to take the jab. Gram pradhans, Asha and Aganwadi workers will motivate people for vaccination and help in registration. Over 90 government healthcare centres, including big hospitals, and around 120 special camps at workplaces and places of worship will be organised in the urban areas. Each vaccination booth, both rural and urban, will on an average administer 573 doses during the day. “The timing at vaccination centres will be from 9am to 5pm with a 15-minute lunch break at 2pm. However, all the people who will come to the camp by 5pm will be inoculated,” said CMO Dr Manoj Agrawal.
The focus of the drive will be on improving vaccinations in rural areas


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