Prayagraj: Women outnumber men in getting jabs

PRAYAGRAJ: Since the beginning of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, two months of this year —January and September —witnessed the highest turnout of women recipients of all age groups at the vaccination centres. In fact, the women outnumbered their male counterparts during these two months, revealed an analysis of the health department’s vaccination drive.
In the rest of the months, the number of men recipients was more than women. The data claimed that in January, a total of 11,054 jabs were given to recipients, which included 3,287 men and 7,767 women.
In February, 51,575 doses were given to 33,969 men, 17,604 women and two transgender persons.
In March, 1,17,625 doses were given to 73,807 men, 43,801 women and 17 transgender persons. A total of 1,86,853 jabs were given in April to 1,08,768 men, 78,055 women and 30 transgender persons.
In May, 2,21, 808 doses were administered to 1,34,801 men, 86,910 women and 97 transgender persons. As many as 2,74,860 jabs were given to 1,67,198 men, 1,07,561 women and 101 transgender persons in June.
In July, 3,52,925 jabs were given 2,14,550 men, 1,38,248 women and 248 transgender persons. In August, a total of 5,84,496 doses were administered to 3,13,523 men, 2,70,657 women and 316 transgender persons.
In September, as many as 6,39,540 jabs have been given to 3,15,803 men, 3,23,378 women and 359 transgender persons till the 22nd day of the month.
As per the data analysis, women beneficiaries outnumbered their male counterparts in January and September, whereas the participation of men was quite higher than women in the rest of the months.
District immunization officer and additional chief medical officer Dr Teerath Lal told TOI, “We have been making sincere efforts to cover each and every candidate in the district. The graph of vaccination is rising by each passing month, and more and more eligible male, female and transgender recipients of all age groups are being covered.”
The pace of vaccination has sped up since July, and crossed the 25 lakh mark this week.

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