The number of vaccine beneficiaries crossed one lakh on Thursday in Pune region. A total of 89,816 healthcare workers and 11,436 frontline workers have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV 2 ever since the ambitious vaccination drive started on January 16.
A total of one lakh citizens have received the vaccine in Pune district. In contrast, 3,838 frontline workers got the shot out of 84,154 registered. And 53,962 healthcare workers of 1.13 lakh registered on the Cowin digital platform.
Furthermore, healthcare workers, who have received the first shot of Covaxin and Covishield will now get their second and final jab from February 15.
1.72 lakh healthcare workers and 1.12 lakh frontline workers have registered themselves in the Pune region. Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, deputy director of health, Pune region, said 52 percent of vaccinating healthcare workers had been achieved in the region.
In Satara, 16,256 healthcare workers and 6,366 frontline workers have been vaccinated, while Solapur has inoculated 19,598 healthcare workers and 1,232 frontline workers.
According to, Pune Municipal Commission’s medical chief, Dr Ashish Bharati, a total of 23,313 healthcare workers have been vaccinated since January 16. The beneficiaries will get the second dose from Monday onwards. A total of 180 frontline workers have received the vaccination dose so far. Across 24 vaccination centres in the city, at least eight achieve more than 100 per cent target, including facilities like Joshi Hospital, Ruby Hall Clinic, Jehangir Hospital, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center, Sahyadri Hospital, Jupiter Hospital and Kamala Nehru Hospital.
Dr DN Patil, state immunisation officer, said, “Healthcare workers, who have received the first shot of Covishield and Covaxin, will now get their second and final jab from February 15. The second and final dose will now be given to healthcare workers across the state from Monday onwards.”
He further added, “We have a mixed bag of beneficiaries at present – those who have received the first dose – will now get the second shot. The remaining healthcare workers and frontline workers, not inoculated so far, are being vaccinated across the state.”