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Delhi receives over 60,000 Covaxin doses for 45-plus, key workers: AAP MLA Atishi

She also said that 1.13 lakh beneficiaries received jabs on May 17.

Published: 18th May 2021 06:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2021 01:35 AM   |  A+A-

Covid Vaccine, Vaccination, health workers

A health worker during the COVID-19 vaccination drive. (Photo | Shriram BN, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Delhi on Tuesday received over 60,000 Covaxin doses for key workers and those aged above 45, AAP MLA Atishi said.

Still, the city has only two days of Covaxin stock left for this category, while Covishield doses for the group can last up to four days, she said.

She also said that 1.13 lakh beneficiaries received jabs on May 17.

Around 10.75 lakh people have got both the doses since the inoculation drive began on January 16.

"After Tuesday evening, the city will have only three days of Covishield stock left for the 18-44 age group. We appeal to the central government to make more vaccines available for this category immediately," she said, adding the city government might have to stop vaccination for them from next week.

Delhi's stock of Covaxin -- the second coronavirus vaccine in use in the country -- for this age group has already ended, leading the AAP government to shut vaccination centres administering Bharat Biotech-made jabs to this category of beneficiaries.

Releasing the city's latest "vaccination bulletin", Atishi said the city will have only three days of Covishield stock left for the 18-44 age group after Tuesday evening.

"We appeal to the Central government to make more vaccines available for this category immediately, else we might have to stop vaccinating this group next week," she said.

However, she added Delhi received 60,240 Covaxin doses for those aged above 45, healthcare and frontline workers on Tuesday.

But for this category too, she said, the city has now two days of Covaxin stock left, while Covishield doses can last up to four days.

However, she added, the number of "walk-in" centres for this age group will be increased in the coming days.

The Centre has been providing doses for those above 45 years and all healthcare and frontline workers across India.

States were allowed to procure and vaccinate those between 18-44 years starting May 1.

Atishi also said that 1.13 lakh beneficiaries received jabs on May 17.

Around 10.75 lakh people have got both the doses since the inoculation drive began on January 16.

A total of 46.94 lakh doses have been administered in Delhi so far, according to the "vaccination bulletin" released by the government.



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