86% above 45 years get first dose of vaccine in Noida | Noida News – Times of India


GHAZIABAD/NOIDA: Gautam Budh Nagar has administered the first dose of vaccine to about 86% of its target population aged over 45 years.
The district has also covered one-third of its target in the 18-44 years group.
Neighbouring Ghaziabad, however, has been able to administer the first vaccination dose to about 55% of the targeted population in the 45+ category.
For the 18-44 age group, the figure is just about 10%.According to government data, Gautam Budh Nagar has a target of vaccinating about 12 lakh people across all age groups.
However, including the migrant population in the district, about 15 lakh people are eligible, sources said. While seven lakh people have taken the first shot, more than one lakh residents have taken both doses.
In the 45+ age group, 86% people have taken the first dose. The population in this category is estimated at over three lakh.
Those who got one shot also include 85% of the total number of healthcare workers and 79% of frontline workers in the district.
There about eight lakh people in the district are in the 18-44 category.
Ghaziabad has a population of around 46 lakh and about half of that is over 18 years old. According to official data, the district has a target of inoculating about 23 lakh people. While over 15 lakh are in the 18-44 years bracket, more than 7 lakh are in the 45 + group. In the 18-44 group, 1.5 lakh people have got the first dose.
In the 45+ category, close to four lakh people have got the first shot.
Around 73,000 people have got both the doses, officials said. The district has fully vaccinated 16,300 healthcare and 11,650 frontline workers.
Since January 16, when the drive started, about seven lakh doses have already been administered in Ghaziabad and the health department has given 64% of the doses in April and May, officials said.
Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate Suhas LY said: “We need to vaccinate about 15 lakh people in total. There are many government and private centres that are inoculating people, including 24×7 sites and drive-through centres. People should take advantage of these facilities so that the entire population is vaccinated at the earliest.” He added that so far, the district is at the top in terms of the number of vaccines administered across the state.
Those who stay outside the state, however, are finding it difficult to get jabs at Uttar Pradesh centres.
In Ghaziabad, the government is allowing only those with Aadhaar cards mentioning local addresses to get their second shot of Covaxin at its centres.
Some Delhi residents have said that while they have registered on Co-WIN, if they click on a government vaccination centre in Uttar Pradesh, the system shows an error message and says “no record found”.
A senior health official said: “There are many people from Delhi, Gurgaon and other districts outside the state who are registering themselves to get the vaccine shots here. Since doses are limited, we need to prioritise.”

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