A number of Indian states have been compelled to postpone their Covid-19 vaccination plans on Saturday as a consequence of provide shortages, authorities mentioned.
At the least seven states or union territories have been impacted by vaccine shortages as confirmed by CNN. These embrace the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharasthra and the union territory of Delhi, which incorporates the Indian capital, New Delhi.
India launched its vaccination drive on January 16, first prioritizing heath care and frontline staff, adopted by folks above the age of 60 and people over 45 with current well being circumstances. The drive was expanded to incorporate everybody above the age of 18 on Saturday.
India is dealing with an enormous second wave of Covid-19 instances, reporting greater than 400,000 in a single day on Saturday.
A complete of 1,648,192 vaccine doses got till 8 p.m., together with 989,700 individuals who got their first dose and 658,492 individuals who acquired a second dose, based on provisional figures within the press launch.
Of these, 84,599 folks between the ages of 18 and 44 acquired their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, based on a press launch issued by India’s Well being Ministry on Saturday night time. Fewer younger folks acquired vaccines as a result of some states prioritized second doses and older individuals who hadn’t had their first dose.
As of Saturday night Indian time, a complete of 156,637,825 vaccine doses have been administered since January throughout the nation. A complete of 28,591,381 folks have acquired their second dose, about slightly below 2.2% % of the nation’s 1.3 billion inhabitants.