Vaccination starts for age 18 years and above from today in Aurangabad.


Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday announced that vaccination for
those above the age of 18 will begin from Tuesday.
While walk-ins will be allowed for beneficiaries, civic authorities said those
with prior registration on CoWIN portal will get the vaccine on priority basis
over those seeking on-site registration.

Dr Neeta Padalkar, AMC health officer, said the civic body has sufficient doses
available to expand the vaccination drive. “After starting vaccination for
those above the age of 30 from June 19, the vaccination drive is now expanded
for those above 18 after considering sufficient availability of doses. To avoid
crowding, we recommend prior registration on CoWIN. However, it is not
mandatory anymore,” she said.

Last week, the pending stock of Covid vaccines with the AMC had
swelled to 40,000 when vaccination was on only for those above 45 years.
Meanwhile, the local civic body on Monday administered a total of 12,393
vaccinations – a record number of doses in a single day since the launch of
vaccination drive.

“Besides state-run health centres, private hospitals have also been witnessing
good footfall of beneficiaries. The private hospitals accounted for 4,964
vaccinations during Monday’s figure of 12,393,” a health official said. As per
official data, a total if three private hospitals were engaged in Covid
vaccinations on Monday.


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