Amid a vaccine shortage, the central government said – More than 78 lakh vaccine doses are still available with the states

Amid a vaccine shortage, the central government said - More than 78 lakh vaccine doses are still available with the states

May 1 marks the first day of vaccination in the country’s third phase. In the third stage, people between the ages of 18 and 44 should be vaccinated. Many states have not been able to start vaccination at this stage due to a lack of Corona vaccine. Meanwhile, the central government has made an explanation regarding the vaccine shortage. The Federal Ministry of Health stated that more than 78 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine remain available in states and federal territories. With this, the Ministry of Health said that all states and federal territories will receive more than 56 additional vaccine doses over the next three days.

The Ministry of Health stated that the Government of India has so far provided approximately 16.54 crore vaccine doses (16,54,93,410) to the States and Federal Territories. Of this total consumption, including the corrupt vaccine, 15,76,32,631 doses. The third vaccination against corona began in the country on May 1. For this purpose, registration began on April 28. Prospective beneficiaries can register either directly on the COWIN portal or through the Arogya Setu app.

Vaccine deficiency

The country has moved towards the third stage of vaccination, amid increasing infection with the Coronavirus. On Saturday, the vaccination of people between the ages of 18 and 44 began. Due to the unavailability of vaccines, this phase has started in a few states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir on the first day. According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 84,599 people were vaccinated at this stage until eight at night. Among them, Gujarat was at the fore by vaccinating more than 55,000 people. Karnataka and Odisha made a symbolic start to the campaign. Most of the other states just raised their hands, citing a lack of vaccines.

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