Setting new records, Telangana stood as the first large state across the country to complete 100 percent first dose vaccination. Announcing the same, state Health Minister T Harish Rao lauded all health workers, right from the ASHA workers, ANMs to doctors, for their hard work in helping the state achieve the feat.
The minister further informed that that state has completed 66 percent coverage of the second dose. “There are a total of 10,000 vaccinators, with a total of 35,000 staff working on the vaccination process. So far 100 percent of the first dose and 66 percent of the second dose have been completed. We are ahead of the national average,” he added.
Harish Rao also informed that the vaccination for the 15-18 age group would start from January 3. “We have also written to the Central government to remove criteria of comorbidities when it comes to vaccinating individuals above the age of 60 years in light of the risk of the third wave,” he added.”