Only 1,503 beneficiaries receive a booster dose in Pune

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PUNE In the last four days from Sunday, only 1,503 beneficiaries took the third booster dose against Covid-19

PUNE In the last four days from Sunday, only 1,503 beneficiaries took the third booster dose against Covid-19. Currently, the booster dose is only available at private vaccination centers and most centers have opted to stay away from vaccination due to low demand and continued decline in new Covid-19 cases. 19, there is little enthusiasm to take the third dose. A total of 28 private Covid-19 vaccination centers have started administering the booster dose in the city.

Dr Suryakant Deokar, Head of Immunization, said: “There are around 28 private Covid-19 vaccination centers in which more than 1,500 beneficiaries have received the third dose for those who are fully vaccinated. The installation is now only available in private centers for doses of covishield and covaxine.

On the first day, Sunday, April 10, since the start of the booster dose vaccination, the system was down and many hospitals were unable to start the vaccination campaign. Dr HK Sale, Executive Director, said: “The response to the third dose is slow as many have been infected or are fully vaccinated, with both doses. This is why the response in private hospitals is very low. This is why we have not started the vaccination campaign in our hospitals.

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