Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava: TS administers 24,224 precautionary doses on first day

As of July 15, a total of 11,12,679 precautionary doses have been administered. 26,41,132 doses are still due.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 July 2022 3:56 AM GMT
Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava: TS administers 24,224 precautionary doses on first day

Hyderabad: On the first day of Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava, the Telangana government administered 24,224 precautionary doses in the state. As of July 15, a total of 11,12,679 precautionary doses have been administered. 26,41,132 doses are still due.

Only 4% of the target population who need to get a precautionary dose have been administered it in the state. In Hyderabad, only 7% of people have received the precautionary dose.

Many of those who have completed their two doses have been administered booster doses in government hospitals, village/ward sachivalayam, and private hospitals. People between the 18-59 age group can get free booster doses (precaution) vaccine under a 75-day drive.

The drive will be held as part of the government's Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence. According to the officials, around 26 percent of the eligible population (16 crores) aged 60 and above, healthcare and frontline workers have got their booster dose.

Officials said around 3,03,110 Covisheid, 15,77,120 Covaxin, and 4,98,320 CorbeVax doses are available at various government hospitals, district vaccine stores, and cold chain points.

Covid 19 vaccination precautionary doses for 18 years and above age group people have been started at AIIMS Bibinagar vaccination center from July 15. This vaccination drive will continue for 75 days. Dr. Vikas Bhatia requested all people of Telangana take a precautionary dose of the Covid 19 vaccine.

Andhra Pradesh

In Andhra Pradesh, till now 4,75,172 health care workers, 12,64,894 frontline workers, and 34,90,251 people above 60 years have been administered booster doses. According to the data available, 3,50,94,882 people have received two vaccine doses. As the booster dose can be taken six months after the second dose, 3,41 lakh are eligible to get their booster dose by September.

Does booster dose have side effects?

Many people are not coming forward because of the wrong belief that the booster dose has side effects. Many rumors are in circulation. Many people who had health issues after two doses of vaccine are avoiding the booster dose. "I was infected with COVID-19 even after my two doses of vaccine, and I had side effects. I don't think I will get my booster dose", said Balaji, a resident of Visakhapatnam.

Fake messages

Fake messages too are adding to the fear factor. Many people are using fake messages as an alibi to avoid booster doses. Many are using fake booster dose messages to travel to those countries which require a booster dose vaccine certificate.

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