Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

20,409 INOCULATED IN LKO – MAXIMUM IN A DAY

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: The state capital saw 20,409 people taking the jabs in Lucknow on Wednesday – the highest single-day number since the vaccinatio­n drive started on January 16. The number of beneficiar­ies in the 18-45 years age group also crossed the two lakh mark here, said officials.

The campaign began on January 16 with the inoculatio­n of health workers.

The drive gradually was then opened for frontline workers, people above 60 years and then for people above 45 years of age.

The last segment, which started on May 1, was for people between 18 and 45 years of age. Till now, 2,07,047 beneficiar­ies between 18 and 45 years have taken their first dose and about 1,200 the second dose.

The number of beneficiar­ies in the 45-plus category also crossed the two lakh mark (2,22,543 have taken their first dose). Full fledged vaccinatio­n for them started on April 1.

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