New Delhi. A group of public health experts has said that large-scale, indiscriminate and incomplete vaccination could lead to the emergence of mutated forms of the coronavirus. He has suggested that there is no need to vaccinate those who have been affected by the corona virus infection. Doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in this group also include members of the National Task Force on Kovid-19.
The group has said in its recent report that instead of mass vaccination of people, only those who are vulnerable and included in the risk category should be vaccinated. Experts from the Indian Public Health Association, the Indian Association of Epidemiologists and the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine have said in their report, “The current epidemic situation in the country demands that vaccination should be opened up to all age groups at this stage.” Instead we should guide ourselves by the epidemiological data.
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The report has been submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It highlights that vaccination of underage adults and children is not evidence-supported and will not be economical. The report states that unplanned vaccination can lead to mutated forms of the virus. It states that there is no need to vaccinate those who have been exposed to corona virus infection.
24.58 crore doses given so far
The Union Health Ministry said on Thursday that more than 24.58 crore doses of anti-Kovid-19 vaccine have been given across the country so far. On Thursday, 1864234 and 77136 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 received the first and second doses of the vaccine, respectively, the ministry said.
A total of 3,58,49,328 people in the age group of 18-44 have been given the first dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine in all the states and union territories after the start of the third phase of the vaccination campaign from May 1 across the country while 484740 Its second dose has also been given to the beneficiaries.
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The ministry said that Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have given the first dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine to more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years. has given. He said that according to preliminary data, 24,58,47,212 doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines have been given across the country.
Beneficiaries also include 10024046 health workers who have administered the first dose while 6928432 health workers have also got the second dose administered.
The ministry said that 73973962 and 11726702 beneficiaries in the age group of 45-60 have received the first and second doses of the vaccine, respectively. Whereas 6189877 and 19633935 beneficiaries above 60 years of age have taken the first and second doses of the vaccine respectively.
On Thursday, 3032,675 doses of the vaccine were given to the beneficiaries.
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