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Vaccination drive paces up in Lucknow with the administration of 16,611 jabs on Wednesday

Around 147 vaccination booths, across 140 centres were engaged in Lucknow's COVID immunity drive on Wednesday.

The anti-COVID vaccination drill in Lucknow soared to new heights with the administration of 16,611 jabs on Wednesday, reportedly the highest in Uttar Pradesh. This high rate of target inoculation was achieved here by means of active vaccination at 147 booths, across 140 centres in the city. Of these, 7 vaccinate sites are private and provided 1,275 doses. The remaining chunk of 15,336 jabs, was given at government-run centres.

Vaccination drive scales in Lucknow

Lucknow is rapidly emerging as the leader amid all the other states, in the process of coronavirus vaccination in UP. The district also has about 3 mega inoculation centres, which are assisting to propel a dynamic immunity programme here.

Each of these centres has the capacity to hold over 1,000 people at a given point in time. As per absolute numbers, over 10.77 lakh people have been inoculated in the state capital, since the launch of the immunisation drive in January 2021.

Besides these jumbo centres, special pink booths have also set up in Lucknow to encourage COVID vaccination in women. The best part of these booths is that an all-female staff is deployed here, from registration to inoculation, to ensure hassle-free vaccination among the females, without hesitation. It has boosted the efficiency and capacity of the city to scale the vaccination programme. In Lucknow itself, around 7,088 women got the COVID jab on Wednesday.

UP's mega vaccination campaign moves forward

These provisions have been established in Lucknow, Kanpur and other districts on a need basis, under the banner of Mission June to promote the overall vaccination in Uttar Pradesh. This drive has been pegged as the nation's most ambitious inoculation activity against the threat of the coronavirus infection.

As yet, 2.15 crore jabs have been administered in the state, covering at least a single dose for 7.9% of the population. Of this tally, 1.6% are fully vaccinated with both doses.

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