Covid-19 vaccine: 19.2% yet to take second dose in Chandigarh

13 per cent eligible beneficiaries exceed max gap of 16 weeks, miss jab

Covid-19 vaccine: 19.2% yet to take second dose in Chandigarh

People roam without a mask at Shastri Market, Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Naina Mishra

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 26

Around 19.2 per cent of the population, which has taken the first dose of the Covid vaccine, is already due for the second dose in the city, while 13 per cent of the eligible population has missed it as it has exceeded the maximum gap between two doses.

During a review of the Covid vaccination in Chandigarh, it has been observed that the second dose is already due for about 1,80,000 persons, who took their first dose in the city. This includes about 1,20,000 persons, who have exceeded the maximum gap of 16 weeks since the first dose of vaccination.

UT Health Secretary Yashpal Garg said, “Each person is being separately contacted on the given mobile number and a drive has been undertaken to administer the second dose in all overdue cases. The UT Administration has sufficient number of vaccines and there is no waiting time for getting the vaccination, the first as well as the second dose.” “Persons who got the first dose from Chandigarh and then went to other places may get their second dose from anywhere in India and should not delay it further for their return to Chandigarh,” said Garg.

On Thursday, Chandigarh recorded nine cases of Covid, the highest single-day tally after a long time. The Health Secretary expressed concern over the sudden spurt in daily cases. He said, “For the past several days, we were getting about three or four Covid cases. However, yesterday, we recorded nine cases, which is a matter of concern. All citizens are requested to ensure that they take both doses and they should also ensure that their relatives are also covered.” All medical officers have been given the list of persons due for the second dose so as to cover the vulnerable population. 

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