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Telangana celebrates 3cr vaccination record

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Oct 23, 2021, 12:17 pm IST
Updated Oct 23, 2021, 12:17 pm IST
The state on Friday celebrated its own little achievement of reaching the three-crore Covid-19 vaccine doses mark
Director of Public Health Dr G. Srinisvas Rao said of the three crore doses that the state will hit midnight on Friday, 76 per cent of targeted beneficiaries have received their first dose while 30 per cent of all those who receive the first dose, also got their second dose. (DC file photo)
 Director of Public Health Dr G. Srinisvas Rao said of the three crore doses that the state will hit midnight on Friday, 76 per cent of targeted beneficiaries have received their first dose while 30 per cent of all those who receive the first dose, also got their second dose. (DC file photo)

Hyderabad: A day after the country crossed a major milestone of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses, Telangana state on Friday celebrated its own little achievement of reaching the three-crore mark.

Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar who led the celebrations by cutting a cake at the office of the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, lauded the health officials for the achievement but warned against any laxity on part of the people in preventing further spread of the disease.

 

“Covid is not over yet,” Somesh Kumar said, and called on everyone to get their two doses of the vaccine. Those who have been vaccinated are better protected and face less risk than the unvaccinated, he said.

Somesh Kumar said while a third wave of Covid-19 is in the realm of speculation, the state government was fully geared up to meet such a situation if it arises.

Director of Public Health Dr G. Srinisvas Rao said of the three crore doses that the state will hit midnight on Friday, 76 per cent of targeted beneficiaries have received their first dose while 30 per cent of all those who receive the first dose, also got their second dose.

 

“All efforts will be made to achieve 100 per cent coverage in the next few weeks. We are also fully geared up for vaccinating those in the 12 to 18 years, and paediatric age groups,” he said.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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