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No Covaxin For 1st Dose, 18+ Can Take Only 2nd Dose: Delhi Government

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No Covaxin For 1st Dose, 18+ Can Take Only 2nd Dose: Delhi Government

Coronavirus: Delhi has been operating low on Covaxin (File)

New Delhi:

Covaxin in Delhi can be administered solely to these within the 18-44 age group who want the second dose, the Delhi authorities mentioned in an announcement at present.

All non-public hospitals and nursing houses have been advised to not administer Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine to those that are coming in for his or her first jab.

The Delhi authorities has run out of Covaxin shares. Non-public hospitals which have them are far and few and it’s not simply accessible for individuals who wish to get Covaxin jab within the first dose.

Earlier this week, the Delhi Excessive Court docket advised the Arvind Kejriwal authorities to work out a technique for administering Covaxin for the reason that nationwide capital was unable to make sure individuals get each doses of Covaxin throughout the ultimate timeframe.

It’s already time for individuals within the 18-44 age group, who’ve taken the primary dose of Covaxin in Could, to take the second dose.

The ruling Aam Aadmi Get together’s MLA Atishi mentioned individuals on this age group have began going to neighbouring cities, some 100 km away, to attempt to get a jab. “It’s turning into a critical concern as lots of people within the 18-44 group are nearing their date for the second dose. We’re additionally listening to studies that persons are travelling 100-200 km to Meerut and Bulandshahr to get their pictures as a result of there aren’t any vaccines in Delhi,” Atishi advised information company PTI.

A complete of 57,990 vaccine doses have been administered at present in Delhi, together with 42,742 first doses and 15,248 second doses, authorities knowledge reveals.

To date 56,51,226 doses have been administered within the metropolis, together with 12,84,000 individuals who have been absolutely vaccinated.

For the 45+ age group, the town has a inventory of 5,84,370 vaccines. After receiving new inventory on Friday, the nationwide capital has 21,850 Covaxin doses for the 45+ age group whereas 5,62,520 doses of Covishield can be found.

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