Vaccination campaign: Phase 3 starts from today, but states do not have the vaccine


After the Central Government’s announcement, all the people above the age of 18 years have become eligible to get the Coronavirus vaccine today.

However, from today onwards, people over the age of 18 will start getting vaccinated, it is suspected.

Many states have said that they are short of vaccine, due to which they will not be able to expand the scope of the vaccination campaign on 1 May.

Karnataka and Delhi did not get vaccine stock.

Karnataka – State Health Minister K Sudhakar said that he is short of vaccine, due to which the vaccination will not start for people above 18 years from Saturday.

He said that Karnataka had ordered 10 million doses, but this stock will not reach till Saturday.

Delhi – Like Karnataka, in Delhi, people over 18 years of age will not be able to get vaccinated due to a lack of vaccine.

There will be a delay in expansion in Goa.

Goa – Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the vaccination of 18-44-year-olds would start in the state only after the vaccine is available. He said that Goa had ordered five lakh doses of Covishield.

Madhya Pradesh – Here too, vaccination will not start for people between 18-44 years from May 1. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that companies have not yet supplied the vaccine.

The same situation in Jharkhand and Punjab

Punjab – The health minister here said that the vaccination campaign for those aged 18-44 years in the state would start late due to lack of vaccine supply on time. He said that the state government had completed preparations for this phase.

Jharkhand – Here too, people from 18 to 44 years from May 1 will not get vaccinated. The state has ordered the vaccine, but companies have asked for supplies from May 15-20.

The vaccination campaign will start in only nine districts of Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh – People from 18-44 years old will be vaccinated in nine districts, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Bareilly and Meerut, from Saturday. The number of active cases of corona in these districts is more than 9,000. After these, the vaccination campaign will expand to other districts.

Maharashtra – The state government has said that it is starting vaccination for 18-44-year-olds despite the limited vaccine availability. The government will withdraw the vaccine from private hospitals.

Odisha will start symbolically.

Apart from these, young people will not get vaccinated from May 1 in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh too.

Some of these states have lacked vaccine, while some have cited technical reasons as the reason. These states say that young people will be vaccinated based on the availability of the vaccine.

On the other hand, Odisha has decided to start the vaccination campaign symbolically on 1 May.

Vaccination will continue for people over 45 years of age

Even though some states are delaying vaccinations for 18-44-year-olds due to lack of vaccine, but for those above 45 years of age, the vaccination will continue as before.

Although vaccination has been temporarily halted in some places, including Mumbai, it continues uninterrupted in most places.

In such a situation, people above 45 years of age can visit the vaccination centres and take their dose.

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