Tamil Nadu has already vaccinated 71 per cent of its eligible inhabitants with the primary dose of vaccine however solely 31 per cent have taken their second dose. Except within the Nilgiris (58 per cent) and Chennai (50 per cent), no different districts of the state have touched the 50 per cent mark relating to the second dose of vaccine.
The Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine stated that fifty,44,862 individuals are eligible for the second dose of the Covishield vaccine and 14,11,437 folks for Covaxin.
The division has already ready a listing of the folks eligible for the second dose on a district stage foundation and well being groups are reaching out to those that are delaying it. The well being division can also be specializing in those that have but to take even a single dose of vaccine.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister, Ma Subramanian advised IANS: “After the number of new Covid-19 cases has decined drastically, there is a tendency among the people to delay the second dose and this is not acceptable. We have deputed mobile volunteers to check the details of those who have not taken the second dose even after being eligible for the same and would take measures for them to be inoculated.”Dr. Suchitra V. Menon, Professor of Microbiology, in a Government medical faculty of Tamil Nadu, advised IANS: “People with co-morbidities and those who have undergone organ transplantation like liver transplant, kidney transplant, etc requires a booster dose and you cant ask them to take a booster dose without a second dose and hence people must be made aware that second dose vaccines are as important as the first dose.”