In the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting held on Thursday, there was a consensus that this percentage needs to be brought up to at least 40-50 per cent.Out of a total of 1.33 crore beneficiaries eligible for the precaution doses, only 31.49 lakh (24 per cent) had taken them till September 20.
In the age cohort of those aged above 60, 13.20 lakh beneficiaries are eligible, with nearly half of them -- 6.33 lakh or 48 per cent -- taken the precautionary dose.
Only 19 per cent of those aged between 18 to 59 have taken the precautionary doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi, according to official data.
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