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Nearly 11 crore people yet to take second COVID-19 dose; Centre calls for meeting tomorrow

The aim of Wednesday’s assembly can be to push all states to take up vaccination in a mission mode

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After the 100 crore vaccination milestone, Union well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya has known as for a bodily assembly with all of the state well being ministers at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan on Wednesday. That is to expedite vaccinations for these with pending second dose and people who nonetheless haven’t taken their first dose.

In accordance with sources, the assembly has been known as as the federal government is anxious over pending second dose of COVID-19 vaccination. Near 11 crore folks within the nation, who’re eligible for a second dose, haven’t taken it regardless of availability of vaccines on the vaccination centres, sources added.

Sources stated that the aim of Wednesday’s assembly is to push all states to take up vaccinations in a mission mode. States would even be requested to encourage varied vaccination drives, and sustain with the prime minister’s imaginative and prescient of ‘vaccination for all’.

India achieved the 100 crore landmark vaccinations on 21 October and the precedence of the federal government now could be to bridge the hole of those that’ve acquired their second dose and people who are totally immunized, which is, two doses.

Round 75 p.c folks within the nation have gotten their first dose, whereas 31 p.c have acquired each the doses. India can be getting ready to launch it’s vaccinations for kids quickly. Mandaviya on Tuesday stated that pricing on youngsters’s vaccine ZyCoV-D’s is underneath dialogue.

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