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Study: 1.6 Cr Indians Missed Their Second Vaccination Dose:- The fever of coronavirus is yet to be completed in India. Though the new cases stepped down, over 25,000 new cases are reported on a regular basis. The Health experts warned of a possible third wave of coronavirus in September and October. The Centre is now extra cautious and it also intensified the vaccination drive in India. As per the recent study, close to 1.6 crore Indians have missed their second dose of coronavirus shot and the study revealed that it has been 16 weeks after these people took the first dose of vaccination. The report also said that one crore people are elderly and the rest of them are youngsters aged below 45 years.
The study has been derived from the statistics as per the first shot take as of May 2nd in India which is 16 weeks now. The Union Health Ministry issued an official statement about the same. On May 13th, the Indian government announced a gap of 12-16 weeks for the second dose of Covishield which accounts to 85 percent of the vaccinations in the country. For Covaxin, the duration is 4-6 weeks between both the doses. As per the duration and the statistics, the Union Health Ministry confirmed that 1.6 crore Indians have never taken their second dose of vaccine. The report also said there are 3.9 crore Indians who are yet to get fully vaccinated and it has been 12 weeks since they took their first vaccination dose.
As per the reports, 48 percent of the Indians aged above 18 years received the first dose of vaccination and 14 percent of them received both the doses.