Slow start to covid-19 vaccination for 12-14 age group in Nagaland
Kohima, March 18 (EMN): Nagaland has registered only 27 beneficiaries of CorBEvax since the Covid-19 vaccination drive for the 12-14 age group commenced two days ago in Dimapur and Kohima.
A total of 25 children were administered with CorBEvax on the launching day and two more on the following day, the Health department updated on March 17. The beneficiaries included 24 in Kohima and three in Dimapur.
The Health department launched CorBEvax for children aged between 12 and 14 at District Hospital Dimapur and Naga Hospital Authority Kohima on March 16. It informed that the drive will be expanded to other districts soon.
The state aims to vaccinate 93,466 children from this age group. The district-wise break-up of target stands at 17,306 in Dimapur, 12834 in Kohima, 3518 in Kiphire, 9180 in Mokokchung, 11,913 in Mon, 4512 in Peren, 7750 in Phek, 2404 in Longleng, 9438 in Tuensang, 7900 in Wokha, and 6701 in Zunheboto.
A total of 89,958 doses of Covaxin have been administered to children aged between 14 and 18 years so far in the state. First dose stands at 43.43% and second dose 19.92%.
The state has also administered a total dose of 14,55,485 Covishield and Sputnik-V, while the beneficiaries of precaution dose stand at 23,935 as on March 17.