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Due to shortage, Covid-19 vaccination slows down in Gurgaon

Though Gurgaon has administered at the very least one dose of the Covid vaccine to over 89 p.c of its inhabitants, the tempo of the vaccination marketing campaign within the district has slowed down during the last one week, because the well being division grapples with an enormous scarcity of vaccines. With no phrase from the Haryana authorities on recent shares, the state of affairs is about to proceed over the subsequent few days.

As per well being division information, the quantity of people that have been inoculated within the week between July 5 and July 11 are lower than half the quantity inoculated within the previous week, between June 28 and July 4. Whereas 1,79,678 individuals have been vaccinated final week, solely 76,947 individuals have been inoculated this week.

Of these vaccinated final week, 1,12,399 acquired their first dose of the vaccine whereas 44,902 acquired their second dose. This week, 45,951 individuals have acquired their first dose whereas solely 30,996 have acquired their second dose.

In view of “restricted availability” of vaccines, no vaccination was achieved at authorities websites within the district on Sunday, together with for international travellers. Even the Sputnik V vaccine, which was launched at authorities well being centres on Saturday, was not administered a day later. Vaccination did, nonetheless, proceed as typical at personal hospitals.

“We’ve got restricted availability of vaccines in the mean time, so we didn’t do any vaccination at any of our websites on Sunday. We will likely be accumulating our complete inventory and planning for the vaccination marketing campaign within the coming days. Solely second doses will likely be administered at authorities websites for the subsequent one or two days,” mentioned Gurgaon Civil Surgeon Dr Virender Yadav.

Consequently, Gurgaon recorded its lowest vaccination numbers for the week on Sunday, with solely 3,940 individuals being inoculated. As compared, within the previous week, the bottom variety of vaccinations occurred on July 4, when 11,313 individuals have been vaccinated.

The schedule for Covid vaccination at authorities well being centres, shared by the well being division and district administration on Sunday night, additionally confirmed that at the very least on Monday, solely second doses of the Covid vaccine will likely be administered at 25 of the 26 authorities websites within the district, with 100 slots out there at every. The one web site providing first doses would be the Sector 31 Polyclinic, the place 50 slots will likely be out there for the primary dose of the Sputnik V vaccine.

Officers mentioned a complete of 15,57,966 individuals have acquired at the very least one dose of the Covid vaccine in Gurgaon thus far. In a district that has a ‘potential inhabitants’ of 17,40,740, this implies 89.5 p.c of the inhabitants has been vaccinated.

Confirming this, Dr Yadav mentioned, “Greater than 89 p.c of the individuals in Gurgaon have acquired at the very least their first dose of the vaccine.”

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