Maharashtra To “Slow Down” Vaccination For Those In 18-44 Years Age Group

There shall be no stoppage of the vaccination course of, Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned.


Maharashtra immediately mentioned it’s “slowing down the Covid vaccination course of for these in 18-45 age group to deal with these aged above that as a result of a scarcity of doses within the state. There’ll, nonetheless, be no stoppage of vaccination, State Well being Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned immediately.

“We’re slowing down the method (of vaccination) for 18-44 as a result of we do not have vaccines. We do not need to cease, however proper now we’ve no vaccines, so we shall be giving vaccines proper now to 45+ solely,” Mr Tope instructed NDTV. “A dialogue is on with the Chief Minister on getting extra vaccine.”

Earlier within the day, the state had mentioned it was contemplating the potential of importing vaccines straight for the usage of residents in Mumbai.

“We’re taking a look at the potential of globally procuring vaccines for Mumbai. If we are able to try this.. we’ve a roadmap to vaccinate the folks of Mumbai inside three weeks,” state minister Aaditya Thackeray had mentioned on Monday.

The worst-hit state on this pandemic, Maharashtra yesterday reported 37,236 recent infections, taking its general case load to just about 51.four lakhs, with yesterday’s 549 deaths taking its whole fatalities to 76,398. 

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