1.6 crore people in India have missed their 2nd shot
NEW DELHI: At least 1.6 crore people in India are yet to get second shot of the Covid vaccine 16 weeks after their first, the longest recommended gap between two shots. Over a crore of them are among the elderly, and the rest are from other vulnerable groups such as health and frontline workers and those aged over 45.
The 1.6 crore figure was arrived at by looking at how many people had got their first shots as of May 2, that is 16 weeks back, and comparing it with the total number of those who have so far got their second. All data is from press releases issued by the health ministry.
The go nment had on May 13 approved a gap of 12-16 weeks for Covishield, which accounts for over 85% of all vaccinations; for Covan, it's a much shorter 4-6 weeks. The number of people whose second shots are delayed beyond the recommended interval may well be higher since the calculation for 1.6 crore is based on 16 weeks for Covishield and not six weeks for Covan. So, the figure for those who've got both doses so far includes many who received their first shot after May 2.
The number of people who are e gible for their second shot - after 12 weeks - and are yet to be fully vaccinated is 3.9 crore (again, this number may be higher since the minimum gap for Covan is four weeks compared to 12 for Covishield).
According to go nment data, 12.8 crore persons from the priority groups of healthcare and frontline workers, 45-59 years and those over 60 years had got their first dose on May 2.
Of them, 11.2 crore have got their second dose.
Modi variant is creating havoc across the globe.
Typical Indian mindset of blaming others for own laziness. You deserve all the hardship.
Why no one blames state go nments. Are these CMs are only for creating obstructions in central schemes.
just by cutting off ration and gas subsidies to the family of the unvaccinated the go nment can easily make these non abiders to toe the line. irresponsible acts need ro be dealt with strongly
Siba Narayan Praharaj
Booking a slot is very difficult now a days. Few centers are giving vaccine to limited number of people. It's obvious that many people will miss their second jab.
Vaccinating 150 crore Hindustanis is no mean task. Compare this with USA population 33 crores, Uk population 6 crores, miniscule compared to Hindustan. Go nment doing Excellent job, already Vaccinated 58 crores Hindustanis.
You brought in 84 days gap because you cannot produce vaccines or approve foreign vaccines on time.
I got my second dose but they couldn't generate a certificate that time and told me to come back later. I came back after a few days and they said it's not possible to get a certificate now lol. Even though I've been vaccinated fully the records say I've been vaccinated once.
K Mohan Twincities
The lethargic attitude of some States not organizing vaccines in time were reason for so many misses
Indians are most indiscipline people and do not care to follow simple rules. When things go wrong go nment is always there to blame.
It is not too late, and there has to be continued effort to get them to take the second shot of the vaccine, not only for their own benefit, but for the benefit of society.
it is because of this stupid 85 days gap govt policy
Also some people who infected after 2nd dose , need a 3 month gap for the 2nd shot.
India fully vaccinated is below 10%. The world average is 25%. Modi was going to save the entire world with India's vaccine production capacity.
Numbers are bogus as usual.
Govt should not bother about second shot for people who don't take the second shot. No compulsion , remember?
Vaccines are costly and idiots who don't want it should be allowed to take the risk.
Ravi Krishna Iyengar
Vaccines are still not available. covan production isyet to catch up.
MOODI JI IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS! HIS MIS-MANAGEMENT SHOWS HIS CAPACITY AND HE IS THE REASON FOR SECOND WAVE AND NOW THIRD IS WAITING.
Every responsibility is Modi's and every is citizens have only s and no duties? Then Modi should to to their homes to get the second shot?
Not surprised at all. Indians are highly irresponsible. They will not do their bit but would expect Govt to arrange an oxygen cylinder free of cost to their homes