Vaccination drive slow in Telangana: N Uttam Kumar Reddy | | Live Newspaper Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Nalgonda MP and Telangana Congress former president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday said the Covid-19 vaccination rate was slow in the state, particularly in rural areas.
“There is a need to speed up the vaccination drive keeping in view of the expected third wave of coronavirus. Also, the rate at which vaccination is going in Telangana, it would be difficult to reach the target of vaccinating all the adults by December 31,” he said.
Stating that he would raise the issue in Parliament, Uttam, who participated in the general body meeting of Nalgonda mandal praja parishad, told reporters that only 10% of the 65,000 population of Nalgonda mandal were given two doses of vaccine so far.
“How would we be able to vaccinate all the adults by December 31,” he asked.
Stating that he would raise the issue in Parliament, Uttam told reporters that only 10% of the 65,000 population of Nalgonda mandal were given two doses of vaccine so far

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Telangana: Revised vaccine jab interval leaves beneficiaries | Live Newspaper Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: The Centre on Monday instructed all states to increase the interval between two doses of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield to six to eight weeks based on recommendations by expert panels. However, this has now led to confusion among vaccine beneficiaries in the state.

Speaking to TOI, M Raghuram, a 62-year-old resident of Kukatpally, said, “I took the first dose of my vaccine last week. A few people are saying that the second dose will not be effective if I wait for more than a month before my second dose. The government on the other hand has revised the time window within which the second dose of the Covishield vaccine can be taken. I’m confused about when I should get my second dose.”
The Centre on Monday asked all states and union territories to administer the second dose between six to eight weeks — but not later than eight weeks — instead of the present four to six weeks window. “I took the second dose of the vaccine after waiting for 28-days as advised by the government earlier. Does that mean the vaccine I took will not be effective?” asked G Gopal, a frontline worker.

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