Nearly 83 per cent of the eligible population in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district has not taken the precautionary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, an official said on Friday.
The stock of Covidshield vaccine has also gotten over in Indore, which was one of the worst affected districts in the state amid the pandemic, the official said.
At least 30 lakh people have taken the first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, but only five lahks have taken the precautionary booster dose, district vaccination officer Dr. Tarun Gupta said.
“This indicates that there are still 25 lakh people who have not taken the precautionary jab of the vaccine,” he said.
However, people have again started showing interest in getting inoculated with the booster dose in the last few days and the authorities have also increased the number of vaccination centres in the district, the official said.
Dr. Gupta further said that the stock of the Covidshield vaccine has gotten over in the district and a request has been sent to the government to provide 15,000 doses.
People had stopped taking the precautionary shot for a long time due to which the doses were not sent to the district, the official added.