Mangaluru, Jan 26: Dakshina Kannada district has so far not gained pace in the administration of booster dose of covid-19 vaccine, according to in-charge DHO Dr Rajesh.
Only 16 per cent of the targeted population have been administered with the booster dose of vaccine in the coastal district, he told media persons.
The district has 9,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine which will expire on January 31. There are 38,000 doses of Covishield vaccine which will expire on February 9.
Vaccination camps are held in various places in addition to a vaccine mela on every Wednesday in the district, taluk hospitals, CHCs and PHCs in the district.
Not many people have come forward for the booster dose vaccine in the district, he said.
Among the 16 per cent who were administered with the booster dose are above 60 years old, frontline workers and healthcare workers, he said.
The department has given a few doses for private hospitals for administering it to their healthcare workers.