‘Number of people still to take 2nd vaccine shot climbs to 12cr’

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Over 12 crore people are due for their second dose of Covid vaccine in India, health minister Mansukh Mandaviya pointed out as he urged states to make a collective effort to ensure no citizen is left without vaccine protection. The number of people overdue for the second dose has risen as Dr V K Paul, member health in Niti Aayog and a key expert in the vaccination programme, had on October 20 said that the number of persons who had overshot the date for the second dose stood at 10 crore.