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Slow pace of vaccinating HCWs

More than 6 months have passed since the vaccination against the COVID-19 was started across the country. Just like what was done everywhere, in J&K as well the Healthcare Workers which included the doctors, paramedics and others, were among the earlier beneficiaries. However, what remains is that the registered Healthcare Workers are yet to be fully vaccinated. There is also less number of such workers who have received the first dose of their vaccine, let alone being fully vaccinated.

The same is the case with the Frontline Workers as they were the second in line to receive the much waited COVID-19 vaccine are yet to be fully vaccinated as the number even there remains low. It is to be noted that while the 100% population of the 45-years+ category have received their first vaccine dose across the Union Territory, what is the factor behind not being able to fully vaccinate the Healthcare Workers and the Frontline Workers?

There is a need for looking for the reasons which are resulting in less vaccination coverage of the Healthcare Workers and the Frontline Workers and at the same time, there is a need for issuing the necessary directions to the concerned departments asking them to focus particularly on vaccinating the Healthcare Workers and the Frontline Workers as they are more exposed to the risk. At the same time, the administration should be hailed for achieving the milestone of administering at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 100% of the vulnerable population of UT.

 

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