Nagpur: In the Vidarbha region, the pace of vaccination has slowed down even more in the last 10 days. Due to which the performance of 5 out of 11 districts is much less than the target. District and divisional health officials of all 11 districts of the Vidarbha region and Nagpur Municipal Corporation have noted that a good number of people are not coming for the second dose of the vaccine at all.
The crowd at the vaccination centers has also reduced. Especially since the third wave is dominated by the Omicron variant.
Experts say that if another wave comes, then it can cause a lot of problems for the region. Doctors have also pointed out that vaccination has provided the most important protection wall during the third wave dominated by the Omicron virus.
Akola’s Resident Deputy Collector Sanjay Khadse has said that there has been a lot of hesitation among some people in Akola to make the vaccine. Where the vaccination of covid is still around 90% marks required for the first dose and the second covid. Did not reach the 70% mark for supplements.
He has said that the authorities try to persuade the rural people to forcibly capture them, but the situation is very difficult right now.
In district Nagpur, the overall immunization coverage is almost above 100%, but the age-wise division shows that senior citizens have been enthusiastically vaccinated. While the youth are still behind. With this, about 26% of the people in the age group of 19-45 are yet to receive the second dose of covid, while about 10% of the people in this age group have not yet received any dose of the vaccine.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Nitin Shinde has said that the city is very safe as most have received vaccines or protection after natural infection. But in rural areas, they must complete vaccination. Along with this, there can be location-specific spikes in cases and if full vaccination is not done then it can greatly affect normal life.