The New Delhi region has been consistently doing well when it comes to vaccinating Covid-19, with 93.7% coverage of the second dose and 14.7% of the precautionary dose among those who received the first vaccination.
If the number of people who have received their first dose so far is the total eligible population in Delhi, then on average 83.9% have received their second dose, while 7.05% have received their precautionary dose, according to data from the government-affiliated CoWIN outlet.
The total number of first doses taken in the city also includes children aged 12-17 who are not yet eligible for their precautionary doses. Even among adults, there will likely be a section of subjects who have not yet completed the nine-month gap between the second and precautionary doses.
When it comes to the second dose, Southwest and East Delhi follows the New Delhi region with coverage of 89.2% and 88.06%, respectively. The lowest coverage for the second dose is found in central Delhi where only 76.5% of those who received their first dose received their second dose.
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For precautionary doses, South Delhi and West Delhi follow the New Delhi region with a coverage rate of 8.4% and 8.15%. New Delhi is the only region where the reserve dose is covered by double digits.
The government’s door-to-door vaccination campaign called Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 will focus on precautionary doses for those over 60 and a second dose in children aged 12-14. With Covid-19 cases on the rise – Delhi was among the four states that accounted for 81% of new cases recorded in the last 24 hours – the Ministry of Health has directed all states to ensure good vaccination coverage along with increased testing, surveillance, and genetic sequencing.