Coronavirus vaccination: Over 8 lakh people in Pune due for 2nd dose

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November 05, 2021 3:01 PM

Across Maharashtra there are 58 lakh beneficiaries who have only got one dose of their Covishield vaccine and are yet to turn up for their second dose.

The officials told the Indian Express that the vaccination will be completed with a renewed force post Diwali including the house-to-house vaccination drive.The officials told the Indian Express that the vaccination will be completed with a renewed force post Diwali including the house-to-house vaccination drive.

Even as the number of Coronavirus vaccine beneficiaries is increasing at a constant pace, the large number of people who are yet to get their second shot is becoming a huge challenge. In Pune alone, more than 8 lakh beneficiaries have their second Covishield dose due whereas close to one lakh people are yet to get their second dose of Covaxin dose, the Indian Express reported. Across Maharashtra there are 58 lakh beneficiaries who have only got one dose of their Covishield vaccine and are yet to turn up for their second dose. Similarly, 15 lakh people in the state remain to be administered with the second dose of Covaxin vaccine.

Dr Pradeep Vyas, who is the Additional Chief Secretary (health) in the state told the Indian Express that these beneficiaries have completed the mandatory interval between the two doses but are not coming forward for their second dose. The official also pointed out that these figures are dynamic and keep getting updated in real time. The number of beneficiaries in Mumbai who are yet to be administered with their second dose of Covishield vaccine is 5.5 lakh whereas those waiting for 2nd dose of Covaxin is 90, 675.

The share of eligible population which has been completely vaccinated in the cities of Mumbai and Pune is 60 percent and 51 percent respectively. The share of population which has been completely vaccinated in the state hovers around a mere 34 percent which is far away from the envisaged 100 percent target before the year ends. The number of beneficiaries who are yet to be vaccinated with the second dose is considerably high even in smaller cities of the state. In Nagpur, there are about 5.1 lakh beneficiaries who have not got the second dose of Covishield vaccine whereas over 32k beneficiaries are yet to be jabbed with the second dose of Covaxin.

The threat of Coronavirus is also far from neutralised as Mumbai, Pune, Ahmednagar, Thane and Raigad are the five cities that account for 76% of the active cases in the state. The officials told the Indian Express that the vaccination will be completed with a renewed force post Diwali including the house-to-house vaccination drive.

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