Delhi CM Requests People To Get Booster Dose

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By: Alok Singh
Updated: 17 July, 2022 9:11 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the people to get their booster dose as soon as possible if they have completed their six months of the time period of administering the second dose. He also informed that the booster or precautionary dose is being given free of cost by the government.

Kejriwal said the booster dose is also available at Delhi Government’s Mohalla Clinics.

The Aam Aadmi Party convenor said about 3.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Delhi, in which 1.81 crore first and 1.53 crore second doses have been administered, and 18.5 lakh booster doses have been administered.

Delhi has reported 491 cases in the last 24 hours. While two deaths have been reported, the positivity rate stood at 3.48 per cent. The hospitalisation was also low standing at 108, as per the government statistics.

Though the cases of COVID have come down in the past few months, Kejriwal insisted that COVID is still there. Don’t need to be complacent.

“Many people are not getting the precaution dose administered, only about 10 per cent of the people in Delhi have got the precaution dose,” said the CM.

He appealed to all senior citizens, who have not got the second dose or precaution dose yet, to get it administered soon. Appealing to parents, he said, “If you have not got the second dose to your children of 12 to 17 years of age administered, then get it done soon.”

He said if the school authorities request the district administration, then the government will organise camps for the children to get the second dose administered in the schools too.

Everyone must get the precaution dose administered and follow all the protocols of the corona, he added.

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