Centre Terms Low Vaccination Among Priority Groups 'Serious Concern', Asks States to Expedite Process

Centre Terms Low Vaccination Among Priority Groups 'Serious Concern', Asks States to Expedite Process

India.com

New Delhi: The Centre has advised the states and Union territories to sharpen their focus and prepare effective plans for expediting the second dose coverage among the healthcare and frontline workers as it termed the low Covid vaccination coverage among the priority groups, especially for the second dose, a cause of “serious concern”.

In a high-level meeting chaired by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan with the states to review the progress of vaccination, it was highlighted that while the national average for the first dose administration among the healthcare workers (HCWs) is 82 per cent, for the second dose, it is only 56 per cent.


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