5349 senior citizens get corona vaccine

Erode,
Around 5349 senior citizens got corona vaccine in the district for the past 8 days, health officials here said.

They said that since Jan 16, corona vaccine was given to the frontline health workers in 5 centres in the district and in the II phase, the frontline workers of other departments were given the vaccine.

From March 1, the senior citizens above 60 years of age and persons with having some chronic diseases in the age above 45 were also given the vaccine.

In the district, the vaccine was being given in 24 government, 42 private hospitals.

The private hospitals collect Rs 250 for the vaccination, they said.

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