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Delhi government gets Covaxin stock for first time in three weeks, but only for second dose

1000’s of vaccine slots for the second dose of Covaxin for these within the 18-44 class opened up on the Cowin platform Sunday night because the Delhi authorities began getting its inventory for the primary time in June.

Covaxin, nonetheless, will solely be accessible as a second dose for now, as near 1.5 lakh individuals who received the primary dose might be eligible for the second dose inside 4 weeks. This rule will apply to authorities in addition to personal hospitals, an order handed by the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authoruty on Sunday mentioned.

Authorities centres providing Covishield for the age group, in the meantime, are anticipated to open beginning Tuesday because the inventory will attain town by Monday, officers mentioned.

Vaccination for the 18-44 age group had come to a close to standstill at authorities amenities within the metropolis as inventory had run out. Personal hospitals, nonetheless, continued to vaccinate individuals since they’ll additionally purchase vaccines immediately from the producers.

Nervousness over the second dose of Covaxin had been rising over the previous week as many individuals had received the primary dose of the vaccine on Could 3, when the federal government began its vaccination course of for the 18-44 class. They grew to become eligible for a second dose on Could 31 however getting a vaccination slot on Cowin proved to be an uphill process, with almost all authorities centres remaining shut.

A complete of 56.5 lakh individuals within the metropolis have gotten not less than one dose of the vaccine thus far. Near 13 lakh have gotten each doses.

Whereas town has Covishield doses to final 27 days for the 45+ class, Covaxin doses can be found just for one other day.

New Covid instances, in the meantime, continued to dip and 381 out of near 77,000 individuals examined on Saturday had been optimistic – a positivity price of 0.5%.

That is the bottom town’s positivity price has been since March 9, when town had recorded a positivity price of 0.48% with 320 instances.

In keeping with the bulletin, 34 individuals died within the final 24 hours.

Solely 87 new admissions had been seen in metropolis hospitals on Saturday, down from over 1,800 on the peak of the wave in April finish. Beginning Monday, town will transfer into the subsequent section of its unlock course of after the just lately subsided lethal wave, with markets and purchasing malls re-opening on the premise of an odd-even system and Delhi Metro companies resuming with 50% capability.

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