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Over 54,000 people given swine flu vaccine in Maha: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Vaccine to prevent has been administered free of cost to 54000 people in between January and May this year, Minister Deepak Sawant said today.

During this year, between January and May, a total of 54,216 people have been given the vaccine, he said.

In a statement issued here, Sawant said this number included 41,000 pregnant women and another 9,000 people suffering from and

The Minister said that Pune division had the highest number of at 25,000 followed by (12,000), (4,000), Aurangabad (3,500) and Kolhapur (2,000).

The statement added that there were 31 patients in the state currently and around 8,000 people were being tested for it daily.

Last year, a total of 42,492 people were administered the swine flu vaccine, officials said.

The programme was started in the state in 2015, they added.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 22:20 IST
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