Covid19 Health Hyderabad National Telangana

Public On Spot Registeration For Second Dose Of Vaccine From Today; No First Dose Till May 12.

HYDERABAD : The Telangana Government has declared only those entitled to receive their second dose of Covid-19 vaccination will be given shots. As there will be no vaccination for those looking for the first dose Director of Health Services Dr G Srinivasa Rao declared on Friday evening.

Clearly stated that the one who has got their first dose will be eligible for the second dose of vaccination and said that they have completed six weeks, and four weeks, respectively, as on Saturday, from the date of the first shot.

The availability of both the vaccines are there at government vaccination centres and the eligible ones can opt for spot registration during the special drive, Dr Rao said. There will be no vaccinations on May 9 and the special drive will end on May 12.

The requirement for spot registrations arose because the Cowin portal where people can register slots does not have a provision for those seeking a second dose, he said. Due to the low allocation of the vaccine the decision to restrict vaccination only for 2nd dose was taken into consideration till May 15 at 4.69 lakh of Covishield and 2.16 lakh of Covaxin doses. He said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who on Thursday reviewed the vaccination drive in the state, had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and requested that Telangana be provided a minimum of two lakh doses a day. He earnestly appealed to people seeking to get their first dose shots to have some patience and wait as the government was making every effort to ensure everyone in Telangana gets vaccinated.

By Journalist Natalia Moses

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