Coronavirus | Plan to make Nilgiris first district to completely vaccinate adult population
Of a population of 5.8 lakh adults over the age of 18, round 34%, or 2 lakh adults have been administered a minimum of the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to this point, officers mentioned
The Nilgiris district administration plans to make it the first district within the nation to vaccinate its complete resident adult population.
According to officers, out of a population of 5.8 lakh adults over the age of 18, round 34 per cent, or 2 lakh adults have been administered a minimum of the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “The plan of the government and the district administration is to acquire enough vaccines to inoculate the entire population of the Nilgiris and possibly become the first district in the country to have a resident population that is completely vaccinated,” mentioned the district administration in a press launch.
Nilgiris district collector, J. Innocent Divya, mentioned that because the population of the Nilgiris is comparatively small compared with different districts, the plan to vaccinate all the population is possible.
Following the go to of Medical Minister Ma. Subramanian to the Nilgiris, it was determined that steps can be taken to vaccinate all the Adivasi population within the district by the tip of June. The district administration mentioned that the vaccination drive geared toward Adivasi communities will begin as soon as vaccines are obtained within the coming days.
Another precedence group within the Nilgiris is employees in tea factories. According to officers, round 80 per cent of the employees within the tea factories have already been administered a minimum of the first dose of the vaccine. It was said that efforts shall be taken to administer the second dose of the vaccine to employees as quickly as they turn out to be obtainable.