The launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive for teenagers drew an enthusiastic response in Chhattisgarh; with nearly 1.86 lakh children in the 15-18 age group received their first shot on day one on Monday.
A total of one lakh 85 thousand 906 youngsters were vaccinated in the state on the first day of the inoculation drive for children between 15 to 18 age group. This is more than 11 per cent of the total 16 lakh 39 thousand 811 adolescents of this age group in the state.
Mungeli and Dhamtari districts managed to achieve 39 per cent of its total target on the very first day. Similarly, 37 per cent of the total eligible teenagers were vaccinated in Kondagaon district on day one, 20 per cent in Kanker, 19 per cent each in Gariaband and Durg districts, 18 per cent in Balod, 15 per cent in Rajnandgaon, 14 per cent each in Balodabazar-Bhatapara and Mahasamund districts and 12 per cent in Koriya district.
The teenagers reached vaccination centers in large numbers with all smiles and great enthusiasm to get themselves jabbed. Many of them were accompanied by their parents who encouraged them to get their first shot of Covid-19 vaccine. As many as 2452 vaccination sites were setup for the vaccination of children in 15-18 age group.
Over 18, 938 teens received their Covid vaccine shots on day one in Mungeli district on Monday, 18 thousand 637 in Dhamtari, 13 thousand 434 in Kondagaon, 9199 in Kanker, 6904 in Gariaband, 19 thousand 519 in Durg, 8858 in Balod, 14 thousand 846 in Rajnandgaon, 13 thousand 498 in Balodabazar-Bhatapara, 9041 in Mahasamund, 4602 in Koriya, 4852 in Surajpur, 7010 in Korba and 4524 in Kabirdham district.
Similarly, 3370 eligible adolescents in Jashpur district, 1091 in Dantewada, 8589 in Raipur, 5611 in Janjgir-Champa, 4065 in Bilaspur, 3385 in Raigarh, 1752 in Bastar, 1501 in Balrampur-Ramanujganj, 424 in Sukma, 576 in Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, 927 in Surguja, 597 in Bemetara, 117 in Bijapur and 39 teens in Narayanpur were administered first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.