Tamil Nadu begins vaccination drive for senior citizens
The Indian state Tamil Nadu health department has begun on a massive drive for total vaccination of the senior citizen population in the state from Sunday.
The Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine under the state health department is to focus on a second dose of vaccines to the 60-plus population, and an extensive campaign is planned in all the districts.
A statement from the department said that only 13 per cent of the senior citizen population is fully vaccinated and hence the state is moving ahead with the plan for complete and total vaccination of the 60-plus population in the state, IANS reported.
The department will conduct an exclusive session every Sunday to administer a second dose of vaccine to the senior citizens, the statement said.
The Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine said that of the 86,28,324 senior citizen population in the state, 28,46,836 (33 per cent) of the 60-plus population received the first dose of the jab on Friday.