Delhi: As Covid instances increase, fewer people choose to take a precautionary dose.

Delhi recorded 2,419 Covid cases on Friday, the highest rate in six months . Delhi recorded 2,419 Covid cases on Friday, with a positivity rate of 12.95 percent .

NEW DELHI: In the last few days, few people have taken the Covid precaution dose in Delhi, despite the fact that the number of coronavirus cases recorded in the national capital has increased by a smidgeon in the past one week.As of August 2, the total number of booster doses administered in the city stood at 22,19,059, according to official estimates from the city health department.The respective numbers for August 4 and 5 were 22,42,415 and 22,57,172.According to data analysis, the number of warning doses administered till August 4 was just 1.05 percent higher than the figures on August 2.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the initiative on January 10 to introduce precautionary doses to healthcare professionals, senior citizens, and people with co-morbidities.India introduced protective doses of Covid-19 vaccines to all children under the age of 18 years on April 10.According to health department statistics, Delhi recorded 2,419 Covid cases on Friday, the highest rate in six months, with a positivity rate of 12.95 percent, and two fatalities due to the viral disease.The daily count of Covid cases crossed the 2,000-mark for the third day in a row.

Doctors have been encouraging people to take their precaution dose as soon as possible and not prolong it or avoid it due to vaccine hesitancy.According to sources, 51 patients of Covid-19 were currently admitted to LNJP Hospital, one of whom was on a ventilator.In the last few days, some hospitals here are seeing a rise in the number of admissions of Covid-19 patients.On January 16, 2017, the countrywide vaccination program was introduced, with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase.

According to official results, the total number of doses given to beneficiaries in Delhi stood at 3,58,61,991-1,81,97,837 (first dose) and 1,54,45,095 (second dose).According to the statistics, the corresponding amounts were 3,58,92,381 (total doses) up to 1,81,99,912 (first dose) and 1,54,50,054 (second dose) up until August 4.The respective figures stood at 3,59,11,154 (total doses) up to 1,82,01,072 (first dose) and 1,54,52,910 (second dose) up until August 5.The government has taken steps to encourage people to receive their booster dose, including the Har Ghar Dastak initiative.

For taking this decision, I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji.The decision would further solidify Indias fight against COVID-19 and provide an additional layer of security!I urge all those who are eligible to receive their pre-operational dose at the very least, he said.The precaution dose has been given to less than 1% of the target population of 77.10 crore in the 18-59 age range.

The Union Health Ministry recently reduced the gap between the second and precaution doses of COVID-19 vaccine for all beneficiaries from nine to six months.This came after the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) recommended that the CDC take steps to increase the rate of immunity.On August 3, the total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India had reached 205 crore, according to the ministry.According to government estimates, 96 per cent of India's population had received the first dose of Covid vaccine in July, while 87 percent had taken both doses.