Parents seem to be not interested in vaccinating their children in Telangana. Vaccination of children aged 15 to 18 years began on January 3rd across the country. In Telangana, there are 18,41,000 children between the ages of 15 and 18. On the first day (January 3rd), only 24,240 beneficiaries were vaccinated. Only 1 percent of the target segment was vaccinated across the state.
In some districts, zero percent vaccination has been reported. Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district recorded the highest vaccination rate of 7%. Mahabubnagar district recorded 4 percent and Adilabad, Nizamabad, and Vanaparthi districts recorded 3 percent vaccination. Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Komaram Bheem, Mahabubabad, Mulugu, Narayanpet, and Nirmal districts recorded 2% vaccination.
Medak, Nalgonda, Nagarkurnool, Rajanna Siricilla, Sangareddy, Vikarabad districts recorded zero percent vaccination and the rest 1 percent vaccination. Officials are trying to educate the parents via teachers in the days to come as the third wave is looming large. In Hyderabad, Rangareddy, and Medchal districts, 174 centers have been set up to administer the vaccine.