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Two lakh Jamshedpur citizens fail to receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Jamshedpur, Oct 19: Around two lakh people in the district of East Singhbhum, who were due for second dose of COVID-19 vaccination, have skipped it despite completing the prescribed time interval between two doses.

Though East Singhbhum district tops the entire state in the matter of taking anti-Covid vaccine, negligence has been reported in taking the second dose.

According to the information received from the Health Department, about 80 percent of the total population in East Singhbhum district has taken the vaccine, but people are negligent in taking the second dose. The number of such people skipping the second dose is about two lakhs.

The in-charge of Vaccination Cell Sandeep Kumar Meena has appealed to those who have not taken the vaccine even after the completion of the second dose (Covishield). He has appealed to such people to take the vaccine as soon as possible. According to the data, 18 lakh, 39 thousand 707 people have taken the vaccine so far in East Singhbhum district. In this 13 lakh, 4 thousand 948 people have taken the first dose and 5 lakh 34 thousand, 759 people have taken the second dose.

According to the data, 7 lakh, 70 thousand 189 people have not been able to take the second dose yet. But in these, the scheduled time for about five lakh people to take the second dose of the vaccine has not yet been completed. In the district, 6 lakh 97 thousand 46 men have taken the first dose and 2 lakh 83 thousand 618 people have taken the second dose. While 6 lakh 7 thousand 737 women have taken the first dose and 2 lakh, 49 thousand 109 have taken the second dose. Meena appealed to the people to get vaccinated from the people who have completed the second dose as soon as possible.

“ The number of people missing their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine remains a cause for concern in the city, with the latest data showing that at least 2 lakh missed their second dose,” said an official.

Another senior official said that while more people came forward to get vaccinated soon after the impact of the second wave, the momentum seemed to have reduced of late. He said even those who failed to take their second dose within the stipulated time frame shouldn’t bother about the delay and take the shot as soon as possible.

The speed of Corona in Jamshedpur is gradually weakening. Only a few cases have been reported this week. Civil Surgeon Dr. AK Lal said that a sample of 4492 people was taken on Monday. This includes 801 RT PCR, 980 TrueNat and 2711 RAT samples. He said that after recovering today, four people were discharged from the hospital. With this, the active cases have come down from 27 to 24.

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