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AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria.(PTI)

Herd immunity difficult to achieve: AIIMS director Randeep Guleria

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Guleria gave the example of Brazilian city which even after having achieved the herd immunity in October is now battling the second Covid-19 wave.
Tuesday’s 54% vaccination rate was only marginally better than the 50% seen till Monday.(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Tuesday’s 54% vaccination rate was only marginally better than the 50% seen till Monday.(Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Vaccination lagging, govt appeals against hesitancy

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:50 AM IST
The remarks were made at the government’s weekly briefing on Covid-19, which was opened by Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, who said three regions – Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Punjab – vaccinated fewer than 40% of their targets.
"We will need as many vaccine shots as we can get because the number of people we need to vaccinate is humongous." says director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Dr Randeep Guleria
"We will need as many vaccine shots as we can get because the number of people we need to vaccinate is humongous." says director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Dr Randeep Guleria

‘Infodemic on side effects has created anxiety’: Dr. Randeep Guleria

By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 03:59 AM IST
"To be honest, early on, health care workers were very keen to get the vaccine. Then, because of the infodemic, because of the things doing the rounds on social media, because of the side effects being highlighted as more than what they were, it created a lot of anxiety", says Dr. Randeep Guleria
The government said that between Saturday morning and 5pm on Monday, 381,305 people were given doses in 7,704 sessions.(ANI)
The government said that between Saturday morning and 5pm on Monday, 381,305 people were given doses in 7,704 sessions.(ANI)

Covid-19 vaccination drive hit by hesitancy hurdle

By Rhythma Kaul, Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:39 AM IST
The turnout dipped from 4,319 on Saturday to 3,593 on Monday in the national capital. At AIIMS in Delhi, only eight people were vaccinated on Monday, an official said, while asking not to be named. Officials said concerns over the vaccines’ safety appear to have deterred many people.
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