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Vaccination in Northeast for 18+ to be Delayed

  by NEWSNER , 2021-05-01 20:36:07

Vaccination in Northeast for 18+ to be Delayed

The third phase of Covid vaccination for people within the 18-44 age bracket was delayed by some days in most of the northeastern states because the companies are unable to satisfy the availability of vaccines thanks to huge demand within the region, where the cases are alarmingly rising, Ministers and officials said on Saturday.


The third phase of the Covid inoculation drive covering those above the age of 18 years began on Saturday in some states in India including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha.


Assam Health and minister of finance Himanta Biswa Sarma said that online registration has started.


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“We expect some information about the vaccine soon. we've already placed orders for one crore doses each with the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech. The central government is additionally pursuing vaccine manufacturers accordingly,” he told the media.


Sarma said that Assam is vaccinating on the brink of one lakh person a day then around 26 lakh people inoculated.


Tripura Health officials said that the vaccination to the 18-44 age bracket is predicted to start after May 15 and because the supply of vaccines by the manufacturer company being delayed thanks to the heavy demand of the jabs.


“The Tripura government has already sanctioned Rs 133.19 crore to get the vaccine to supply the jab to the age bracket of 18-44 at the government’s costs,” Education and Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said.


The Meghalaya government has stated that it might soon announce the precise date of the inoculation drive for the age bracket of 18-44.


The Meghalaya government has also placed orders for the specified vaccine with the Serum Institute of India.


Health officials in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Manipur also said that the third phase of inoculation would be delayed by some more days thanks to the shortages of the vaccine.


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