As per data, 85% of beneficiaries had taken the second dose of the measles vaccine in 2020-21, which dropped to 55% this year (till October). Moreover, the overall working of the immunisation programme has dropped 97% to 56% during the same period. Officials said lakhs of health workers were diverted to respond to the pandemic and as a result, coverage for some critical early vaccines dropped. “We had to tackle the pandemic for two years, which had a negative impact on routine immunisation drives. We are trying to identify kids who have missed any vaccinations and have instructed district health officers to conduct door-to-door visits for immunisation,” state immunisation officer, Dr Sachin Desai said. View More