Jammu administers 5.8 lakh COVID vaccine doses, 2 lakh in Srinagar

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Jammu district is leading the number of COVID19 vaccines administered among the twenty districts of Jammu and Kashmir as more than 4.51 lakh of its population has been administered the first dose and 1.30 lakh have been given the second dose, according to official data.

Jammu, the seat of government during the winter months, accounts for more than 19 percent of the total vaccines administered across Jammu and Kashmir which stands at 29.4 lakh doses.

The number of vaccines administered in Jammu district show a disparity in the distribution of the COVID19 vaccine doses as Srinagar district accounts for only 7 percent of the vaccine doses.

The total number of vaccine shots administered in Srinagar, which has a population of nearly 15 lakh, are 204748 out of which 173335 are of first doses and 36,150 are second doses.

Jammu and Kashmir had received the first shipment of 1.46 lakh Covishield doses manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on January 13. The Kashmir Valley had received 79,000 doses for vaccination of nearly 60,000 healthcare workers while the Jammu division received 67,500 doses.

The vaccine supply ran out in the last week of April and since then Srinagar has recorded zero vaccines on several days.

In Jammu division’s ten districts, 15.6 lakh people have got vaccinated while Kashmir division’s ten districts have recorded 13.7 lakh vaccinations.

Kisthwar in Jammu division has the lowest vaccination numbers as 48956 first doses and 11621 second doses have been administered in the district so far.

In Kashmir division, Shopian has recorded 68202 first doses and 10461 second doses – making it the district with lowest vaccinations.

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