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Covid-19 vaccination: Is India running out of doses?

  Apr 22, 2021

Covid-19 vaccination: Is India running out of doses?

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Maharashtra : Reports of vaccine shortage came from various states majorly from Maharashtra. In the western state of Maharashtra, which is reporting more than half of India's new infections, the inoculation programme appears to be grinding to a halt. The local government says its current stock of 1.5 million doses will last only for three days. Vaccination centres have been shut in the state capital, Mumbai, and parts of Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts. At present, Maharashtra has very few stocks and some centers are closed.

Punjab : Punjab, which is one of the states of “grave concern" in terms of cases and deaths due to covid-19, reached out to the centre regarding shortage of vaccines. 

Uttar Pradesh : Uttar Pradesh Government which is also grappling with a rising burden of covid-19 and has imposed partial lockdown is expected to get more vaccines by the end of this week. Some private hospitals functioning as covid vaccination centres have stopped vaccinations owing to short supply of vaccine.

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Q. What about vaccine inoculation?

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Q. What is the way forward?

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