Centenarian among high-risk citizens vaccinated in Telangana

Centenarian among high-risk citizens vaccinated in Telangana

(EDS: Recasts para-1; adds 100-year-old man gets the jab)
Hyderabad, Mar 1 (PTI): A centenarian was among those who
were administered the COVID-19 vaccine along with others aged
60 and above and those above 45 years old with co-morbidities
in Telangana on Monday.
State Health Minister Eatala Rajender took the vaccine at
a government hospital in his Assembly constituency of
Huzurabad near Karimnagar.
Observing that the state has not seen a second wave or any
major rise in cases so far, he said the vaccine would give
protection to people and help in checking the spread of
COVID-19.
Asserting that the vaccines are being administered across
the world, he appealed to the people not to have any fear or
doubt over the vaccines.
The vaccination for people aged above 60 and those in the
age group of 45 to 60 with specified co-morbidities would be
soft-launched in 102 centres across the state initially,
officials had said on Sunday.
The 100-year-old Jaidev Chowdhry, a city resident whose
son runs a prominent edible oil company, received the vaccine
at a private hospital today, official sources said.
The man, who was visibly happy, said he was waiting for
the day to be vaccinated for enjoying a socially active life.
Saying that lots of misinformation were being spread about
the vaccines, he said people should come forward to take the
shot not only for their own benefit but in the interest of
their family and society.
The vaccination programme was conducted at 93 healthcare
facilites — 48 in government and 45 in private sector, an
official release said.
It said 2,005 people were vaccinated against targeted 2,647
in government facilities, while 2,553 were given the shots
against the target of 4,112 in health facilities in the
private sector.
Till date, a total of 3,00,399 were vaccinated for the
first dose, while the number of those who received the second
till date was 1,47,716, the release said.
The vaccination was earlier conducted for healthcare
workers and frontline personnel. PTI SJR
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