The cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19 in Meghalaya till date was 14,089.
The second dose of Covid-19 vaccination started yesterday for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.
In the first dose of Covid vaccination that started on January 16, as many as 13,998 healthcare and frontline workers received the vaccination in the State.
However, only 91 healthcare and frontline workers turned up for the second dose that began yesterday.
One of the reasons that could have resulted in low turnout for the second dose is hesitancy built after experiencing adverse reactions on receiving the first dose.
The second dose is expected to create sharper side effects. Since healthcare workers are aware of this fact, it may have discouraged them to come forward for the booster dose.
So far, the Health Department has claimed that nobody from the State who took the vaccination had any side effects.
Health experts said that only a full regimen of vaccines is required to sustain the immunity built for greater protection from the virus.