Of the 19,68,476 voters, 5,09,641 gets 2nd doses Covid vaccine; Polling day is just 42 days left

Written By: / Sunday, 16 January 2022 20:05

IT News
Imphal, Jan 16:

The total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the state from January 16, 2021, till January 15, 2022, has reached 23,86,700. Of these number of people who got first dose vaccination is 10,19,282 people and the number of people who got second dose vaccine stands at 10,19,282. That means a total of 5,09,641 people have got the double dose vaccination at a time when the Prime Minister of India has appealed for booster dose in the wake of the Covid 3rd wave.
As per the report available on the official website of the Chief Electoral Officer of Manipur, the total number of voters of the state is 19,68,476. Of these 8,55,657 are male voters and 10,12,655 are female voters. The number of transgender voters is 164.
Polling will be conducted in two-phase for the state of Manipur. The first phase will be held on February 27 while the 2nd phase will be held on March 3. That means it is just 42 days left to go for polling. Whether the state Health department authority will be able to vaccinate all the eligible voters or not before the upcoming election is a big question for the state.
On the other hand, a total of 16,171 youths between the age of 15 to 17 years have been given Covaxin vaccine first dose within a span of 13 (Thirteen) days in Manipur, a government report said. The Covid-19 vaccination of youths between 15 years to 17 years started on January 3.
As per the report, the total number of youths in this age group vaccinated in Imphal West district alone is 5,232 , while the total number of youths in this age group in Imphal East district was 2935 till 7.30 pm yesterday. In Kamjong district only 34 youths were vaccinated while in Ukhrul district the number of youths vaccinated the first dose was only 75. Among the hill district, Churachandpur recorded 1520 youths between 15 to 17 years as vaccinated.
The State health department targeted to vaccinate 1,74,000 youths between 15 years and 17 years of age.

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