92 Percent Of Population Who Are Eligible For Covid Booster Dose Have Not Yet Taken These Shots – Booster Dose
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The outbreak of Corona epidemic is still going on in the country. More than 15 thousand cases are being reported every day and the death toll is also increasing. While the government is appealing to the people to get the vaccine to avoid corona, now some negligence has also come to the fore. Actually, a shocking figure has come to the fore regarding the booster dose. According to the Hindustan Times report, at present 92 percent of Indians who are eligible for the third, or booster dose, of the corona vaccine, have not yet had these shots. While the government is repeatedly urging people that it is mandatory to have a booster dose. Now under compulsion, the government has announced a national 75-day free vaccination. This shows how important this campaign is for vaccination. If we look at the statistics, about 59.94 million adults in India are late in taking the booster dose.
Government is changing policy so that people come forward to take booster doses
Let us inform that this step has been taken by the government exactly 95 days after the announcement of booster doses of corona vaccines for all adults. At the same time, earlier on July 6, the central government had also announced to reduce the gap between the second dose and the booster dose from nine to six months. But is it enough to argue that the free provision of vaccines will cause people to start taking booster doses?
73% of elderly people above 60 years did not take booster dose
Let us tell you that the government had announced free of cost booster shots across the country for people aged 60 years and above and for frontline and health care workers. Figures released on July 12 showed that 35% of frontline workers were eligible, and 39% of healthcare workers had not had their booster shot. The highest reluctance was seen in people above 60 years of age, of whom 73 percent did not take a booster dose.
Union Health Secretary meeting today for booster dose
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will chair a video conference today to review the progress of vaccination in states and union territories. In this meeting, we will guide to give free booster doses to people above 18 years of age over the next 75 days.