Tamil Nadu

TN vaccination

image/svg+xml The vaccination gap | An estimated 70.6 % of Chennai’s senior citizens had taken their frst jab, a number that was much higher compared to other districts, especially the rural ones in Tamil Nadu. Urban districts such as Coimbatore (26.2%) and others such as The Nilgiris (43.2%) fared better too. The lower number for most districts reduced the estimated vaccination rate for senior citizens in the State to barely 17% as of May 9, the lowest fgure for any State in Ind ia District boundaries correspond to 2011 Census. Data for newer districts were aggregated to calculate for the districts existing in 2011. Vaccination % is calculated as “Number of people above 60 years in each district who got the first dose” divided by “Estimated population of 60 plus people in district (based on Census data)”. Compiled by Srinivasan Ramani 5-10% 10-20% 20-30% 40-50% >50% % of 60+ persons who have received the first dose Chennai 70.64 Vellore 13.57 Krishnagiri 14.81 The Nilgiris 43.2 Salem 17.23 Tiruvannamalai 13.57 Coimbatore 26.2 Madurai 17.47 Tirunelveli 7.93 Karur 7.9 Ariyalur 8.42 Thiruvarur 6.76 Nagapattinam 6.65 Tiruchirappalli 17.05 Namakkal 14.86 Kancheepuram 21.09 Virudhunagar 19.22 SOURCE: COWIN