Denying another wave of the virus in the State, the director informed that there was no scientific proof to indicate this, and by following safety measures, people could skip the third wave.
An analysis of the Cowin dashboard shows that the trend is mostly driven by vaccination numbers in rural Telangana after the drive began on September 16.
Dr Vidya Sagar also said vaccinations "can certainly prevent third wave, subject to correction and subject to how Kerala will handle their current wave".
This was achieved after the State began prioritising the administration of the second dose over the last two weeks after several individuals became eligible.
Lack of awareness on the importance of taking a vaccine and confusion about its availability cause a low turnout
Those belonging to the age group of 18 to 44 years will have to register themselves through CoWin in advance, and walk-in candidates will only be entertained in rural areas, officials said.
State has administered 1,00,53,358 doses so far; vaccine rollout in private hospitals, mass vaccination camps help achieve target
Even as the nation has begun offering free vaccinations to people above the age of 18 at government centres, Telangana remains an outlier.
The young woman complained of dizziness and was immediately shifted to the Area Hospital, Vanasthalipuram.
Shiva Prakash told his family members that he was not interested in the vaccine due to personal reasons.
The state government has now nearly achieved 1/5th of its target, while vaccinating 55.51 lakh individuals.
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They say triaging of vax beneficiaries will help those at most risk, and also people who they can potentially infect
Lack of awareness among tribals is leading to poor vaccination in the agency areas of the district.
The number of “available” vaccines includes the balance number of vaccines, which are left with the State government, and the vaccines that are in the pipeline to be provided to the states.
The State had been anticipating a consignment of 2.7 lakh doses on Saturday morning.