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


The 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.