State government spokesperson gave this information by issuing a release here today.
He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, the vaccination campaign is being given continuous momentum in the state. According to the vaccine data available with the National Health Mission (NHM), Jharkhand, the vaccine coverage in Jharkhand was 40,12,142 till May 26, reaching 46,07,189 doses by the morning of June 8. He informed that about 6 lakh new doses of vaccine were given during two weeks across Jharkhand. He said that similarly till May 26, the total vaccine availability with the state government was 42,07,128 doses, out of which 40,12,142 doses had been given to the people. At the same time, till June 8, the total vaccine dose availability was 46,76,990, out of which 46,07,189 doses were given.
The spokesman said that by giving further impetus to the vaccination campaign, the wastage of vaccines is being reduced. The state government is ensuring that vaccine doses are not wasted at the vaccination center. This year till May 26, the vaccine wastage in the state was close to 4.5 per cent, which has now come down to less than 1.5 per cent. He said that since the day of the announcement of the vaccination campaign, the state government is making tireless efforts to ensure the availability of vaccines to the people of the state. He said that efforts are on to ensure that the vaccine is available to the last person.
He said that it was difficult to reach by four wheeler for vaccination in many inaccessible areas of the state. The government is making every effort to ensure the availability of the vaccine to those residing in such areas. He said that in this spirit many districts have adopted bike vaccination campaign with on-spot registration facility.
He informed that mobile vaccination vans are also being run to ensure vaccination in remote parts of the state.