Pvt Hosps Wait To Restock Booster, Health News, ET HealthWorld

HYDERABAD: On a day that booster doses were made available to all adults, major corporate hospitals in the city said that they have between 3,000 and 6,000 vials of vaccine with them for the rollout.

In fact, fearing poor interest among people to take a booster or precautionary dose, the hospitals said that they will re-stock only when the existing stocks are close to getting over.

On Sunday, none of the prominent hospitals started the booster dose drive with some sources indicating that it would take off on Monday.

According to official data, Telangana has 2.32 crore people who have completed the second dose. Of them only 10 lakh are immediately eligible for the booster dose. “This is the lot of people who have completed the nine-month period since the second dose.

However, the interest among people is very weak at the moment. Even private hospitals are lying low because of limited Covid cases,” said Dr G Srinivasa Rao, director public health, Telangana. If the footfalls do improve, many hospitals said that they will get fresh stocks immediately.

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