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80% eligible population receives first dose of covid vaccine in Ludhiana

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Ludhiana, September 24

Almost 80 per cent of the population which is eligible for vaccination in Ludhiana has been administered the first dose of vaccine, informed Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Friday.

Deputy Commissioner accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) Amit Kumar Panchal said that around 28 lakh persons have been so far covered under Covid vaccination drive in Ludhiana. Among them, 20 lakh have received the first dose and 7 lakh beneficiaries have received both doses of the vaccine. It means 80 per cent of the eligible population have received at least the first dose of vaccine as compared to the latest list of 26,06,484 voters in Ludhiana.

DC has also said that it is the fastest pace in any district of Punjab which would help to tackle the third wave of the pandemic. He also informed that the district would administer its 3 millionth dose soon.

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