Kohima: The state health department on Wednesday informed that 32,770 persons who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are yet to receive the second dose of vaccination.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare informed all beneficiaries due for the second dose of vaccination to avail it at the earliest.

State Immunization Officer (SIO) Dr Ritu Thurr said that the due time of six weeks (42 days) to eight weeks (56 days) is falling in May. Thurr requested other beneficiaries to be responsible citizens and get the second dose.

“It is pertinent to remind the eligible citizens that COVID-19 vaccination will continue during the lockdown,” he informed.

The health officer said that as per the Ministry order, priority is being given to second dose beneficiaries to get them fully vaccinated. The vaccination in each CVC will go in the 70:30 ratio—70% booked for the second dose and 30% for the first dose.

As per the district-wise distribution of beneficiaries who are yet to avail the second dose of vaccine are: 7,550 from Dimapur, 3,943 from Kohima, 271 from Kiphire, 5,692 from Mokokchung, 3,990 from Mon, 1,194 from Peren, 1,478 from Phek, 1,275 from Longleng, 2,293 from Tuensang, 3,313 from Wong’s, and 1,771 from Zunheboto.

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