Despite Covid-19 Vaccine Shortage, India Started Vaccination for 18 and Above

The covid-19 vaccination for 18 and above started today on a flat note in the middle of a shortage of vaccine countrywide.

The decision was made after the center had announced a “liberalized policy” to raise the vaccination and made it available for all adults from 18-44 years to get the vaccine from May 1.

Although, some states have denied the vaccination program by seeing the vaccine shortage. According to the health ministry, till Friday 2.45 crore people have registered themselves on a co-win portal. But due to the heavy scarcity of the vaccine, many states couldn’t make it possible to begin the vaccination drive from today.

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The states which are running low in vaccines include Delhi, Karnataka, West Bengal, MP, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Goa, and Chattisgarh.

Which states have started the vaccination?

UP:- in Uttar Pradesh, the vaccination has started in 7 out of 75 districts. As per the health department, the immunization will run only in Lucknow, Kanpur, praying, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Meerut, and Bareilly in the beginning.

Maharashtra:- The CM Uddhav Thackeray fees that the vaccination for 18 and above should be started on the decided day as May 1. Thus, Maharashtra is serving vaccines to adults now.

Tamil Nadu:- Tamil Nadu has also taken over the plan of vaccination drive from May 1.

Gujarat:- CM Vijay Rupani said that vaccination for 18 and above would be done in the worst affected districts.

Jammu and Kashmir:- the administration of Jammu and Kashmir said that they will continue the vaccination for 18-44 from Saturday starting from the cities of Jammu and Srinagar.

Odisha:- Odisha got delivered 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin vaccine on Friday night. Afterward, it announced the vaccination from Saturday as of May 1.

Chattisgarh:- health minister of Chattisgarh has said that they will start the vaccination from the poorest who have an Antyodaya ration card or BPL card followed by the huge scarcity of vaccines.

Rajasthan:- it will start the vaccination for 18 and above only in 33 districts including Jaipur, Ajmer, jodhpur, and so on.


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