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June 16, 2021

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Centre cites 'serious concern' for low vaccine coverage of second dose among healthcare workers

Centre cites ‘critical concern’ for low vaccine protection of second dose amongst healthcare staff | Information

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday termed the low COVID-19 vaccination protection amongst healthcare and frontline staff a explanation for “critical concern” particularly for the second dose. The Centre suggested the states and Union territories to arrange efficient plans to expedite the second dose protection amongst these precedence teams.
Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan chaired a high-level assembly with the states to overview the progress of innoculation drive and highlighted that whereas the nationwide common for the primary dose administration among the many healthcare staff (HCWs) is 82 per cent, for the second dose, it is just 56 per cent.
Additionally, the protection in 18 states and Union territories, together with Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Assam, is beneath the nationwide common on this side, the well being ministry stated a press release reported PTI.
The assertion inspired walk-in classes for the 18-44 age class if the “onsite-dose 2” capability is bigger than zero. The states have been suggested to extensively publicise about this on the CVCs.
For the frontline staff (FLWs), the nationwide common of first-dose protection is 85 per cent however for the second dose, it is just 47 per cent, whereas 19 states and Union territories have reported a second-dose protection of FLWs beneath the nationwide common, the assertion stated.
 

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