Raipur: 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 1, 85, 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, 39, 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
Over 18,938 teens
received their Covid vaccine shots on day one in Mungeli district on Monday, 18,637
in Dhamtari, 13,434 in Kondagaon, 9199 in Kanker, 6904 in Gariaband, 19,519 in
Durg, 8858 in Balod, 14,846 in Rajnandgaon, 13,498 in Balodabazar-Bhatapara,
9041 in Mahasamund, 4602 in Koriya, 4852 in Surajpur, 7010 in Korba and 4524 in
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.