“I am yet to take second jab of the vaccine. I am worried, will they administer me second dose of the vaccine, because my credentials show that I have taken both”
Exposing the tall claims of the administration of maintaining ‘high standards of accuracy while administering COVID-19 vaccination, a youth in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, who has received a certificate of completely vaccinated, claims that he is yet to get a second jab.
Talking to The Typewriter, an aggrieved youth from Udhampur expressed concerns over the ‘blunder’ and maintained that he was shocked to see the message and then certificate.
“I am yet to take a second jab of the vaccine. I am worried, will they administer me a second dose of the vaccine, because my credentials show that I have taken both,” Said aggrieved youth, who as per the certificate has received his first dose in May 2021.
He stated that he was attempting to book a slot for the second dose for tomorrow as per schedule, but this message has plunged him in confusion.
“I was planning to visit the nearest health center tomorrow for the second dose as per the schedule, but I got a message about completion of the vaccination today,” Said aggrieved youth, adding that now he is confused whether they will allow him to take a second dose at all.
He asserted that even in case if it was done mistakenly, the administration has no justification.
“Registration for vaccine requires an OTP number, which is exclusively for the person who uses that mobile number,” said Aggrieved Youth, adding that it needs to be verified that during COVID pandemic how many people got the certificate of COVID vaccination completion without getting the second dose.
A senior health official, wishing anonymity said that this is due to the ‘lethargic’ and ‘non-serious’ approach of the staff at health centres.
“The staff at the health center were working dedicatedly for the initial months of vaccination drive, but now they are taking things for granted,” alleged health official.
He maintained that staff at some centers even do not check the credentials of the person before administering vaccine.
“Concerned staff should be made accountable by the respective nodal officer for vaccination,” he said and added that in this particular case, the aggrieved person can check it on the Arogya Setu Application or Cowin website for the correction.
When contacted Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Udhampur, Dr. KC Dogra said that it should not be done. It is the first case and may be happened owing to technical which we will try to rectify.