Wayanad has completed the first dose vaccination for all adults over the age of 18

Thiruvananthapuram: Wayanad has become Kerala’s first district to finish administering the first dose of vaccine to all adults over the age of 18.

State Health Minister Veena George praised the efforts of health workers involved in the inoculation process of the district’s targeted population over the age of 18 on Monday.

“The first dose vaccine has been administered to all eligible people over the age of 18 in Kerala’s Wayanad district. Wayanad district’s specialty is that it has a more tribal population, and I appreciate all health workers who were involved in the vaccination process and are still engaged in it to the best of their abilities “PTI was informed by George.
According to the minister, special mobile teams visited tribal hamlets to administer the vaccine.

“The government had formed 28 mobile teams to visit the outlying tribal hamlets. The teams also went to the homes of 636 bedridden patients and gave them vaccines “She stated.

The state government also administered the second dose vaccine to 2,13,311 (31.67% of the population) in Wayanad district.

The district had previously completed giving the first dose of the vaccine to everyone over the age of 45, and on Sunday they finished giving the first dose vaccine to everyone over the age of 18 years, according to the minister.

The district had previously completed giving the first dose of the vaccine to everyone over the age of 45, and on Sunday they finished giving the first dose vaccine to everyone over the age of 18 years, according to the minister.

Civic bodies, Tribal Development, Health, and Labour Departments, Kudumbashree Mission members, and ASHA workers all contributed to this success, she said.

According to George, the first dose of vaccine was administered to 6,16,112 people over the age of 18. “Those who tested positive for the infection, those who were quarantined, and those who refused the vaccine were exempted from the drive,” she explained.

Kerala reported 18,582 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total infection count to 36.69 lakh, while the number of people dying from the disease rose to 18,601 with 102 deaths.

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