Official sources further said that out of 10.43 crore eligible persons aged 60 years and above, 29 per cent have been given a precautionary dose of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine till July 25.
New Delhi: Out of about 69 crore eligible beneficiaries aged 18 years and above in the country, only 11 per cent have taken the precautionary dose of COVID-19 vaccine till July 25, which has become a matter of concern for the Centre. Officials have blamed the low number of people taking the third dose on negligence and the end of the fear of coronavirus. As of July 14, of the 64,89,99,721 eligible population, the number of people taking precautionary supplements was eight percent.
On 10 April, India began giving a precautionary dose of Kovid-19 vaccines to all people above the age of 18 years. The central government had launched a 75-day special drive from July 15 to provide preventive doses to all people aged 18 years and above at government immunization centres.
Official sources further said that 29 per cent of the 10.43 crore eligible persons aged 60 years and above have been given a precautionary dose of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine till July 25. According to sources, about 4 crore people have not yet taken the first dose, while about 7 crore people have to take the second dose.
He said, 'Out of 68,97,62,152 people eligible for the precautionary dose, only 7,30,96,284 have taken it. In a few days, the number of eligible people will increase to 93 crores.” When asked about the slow pace of vaccination, an official source said, “People have become careless. Also, there is no fear of Covid, because people have now come to know about this disease. These are the main reasons for the slow pace of taking precautionary doses for the eligible population.