New covid patients skip booster dose, docs call for fourth jab
Doctors have also called for making a policy of government on the fourth dose of Covid in view of the new infectious version.
Nagpur: The new recombinant variant of Covid XBB is spreading very fast in many cities, Doctors have also noticed that most of those who tested positive in the past almost two weeks had skipped their booster doses altogether. They have also said that previous infections and vaccinations are not enough to protect people from the new version after a very specific period of time.
Doctors have also called for making a policy of government on the fourth dose of Covid in view of the new infectious version. The vaccination campaign has also been a complete failure, with some people taking care to take their proper dosage. Along with this, the surveillance authorities have already issued an alert after the cases of XBB started doubling in the country in no time.
With over 500 daily tests, the district has registered over 150 Coronavirus positive cases so far this month. Many of these also included patients with flu-like illness, who have subsequently tested positive for SarsCov-2.
Pulmonologist Dr. Rajesh Swarnkar has also said that citizens should also take a precautionary dose at least six months after their second dose. “All the Coronavirus positive patients I have seen in the last almost two weeks were mainly people who did not take the booster dose at all. And there is a direct relationship. We don’t know how long immunity lasts. It is also possible that people with comorbidities may have lower immunity than before.” They said.
The district can cover more than 5.60 lakh beneficiaries with the third precautionary dose so far.
Dr. Rajesh Swarnakar also lamented that the Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures Covishield, had to give up even 10 million doses Because there were no takers for it in any way. “This is also a national waste. In Europe, you have to get a booster dose after 280 days. The government could give these doses to health workers who had taken the third dose more than six months ago. People should act responsibly. You only worried about it when there was a problem.” They said. The pulmonologist suggested that there should be encouragement and discouragement for taking or skipping the precautionary dose.
Dr. Harshvardhan Bora also said, “We don’t know at all whether we really need a fourth dose or not. But absolutely certainly people who have missed the third dose and are also suffering from co-morbidities, including 40 years of age, should take a booster dose.”
The district can also cover more than 5.60 lakh beneficiaries with the third precautionary dose so far. This also happens with the achievement of 19.14% in the state. There is also more than 29 lakh eligible persons in the district for booster doses. The campaign is also going on, but there is less voting or no demonstration at the centers for a long time.
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