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Limited vaccines available, Delhi reserves its Covishield stock only for second dose till July 31

All slots for the administration of the Covishield vaccine at Delhi authorities centres can be reserved for second doses until July 31 as a result of vaccine scarcity, the household welfare directorate ordered on Thursday.

“Vaccination of 18 to 44 cohort started on 1st Might 2021 and with the completion of the 84-day interval for the second dose of Covishield, a lot of them would now change into eligible for the second dose in coming weeks. In view of the restricted provide of vaccines, all slots, each for on-line reserving and for walk-in vaccination within the classes being deliberate in Authorities CVCs administering Covishield vaccine can be reserved for the second dose with rapid impact until July 31, 2021,” learn the order.

In accordance with the Delhi authorities’s vaccine bulletin launched on Wednesday, as of that morning, the federal government had 1,08,300 Covishield doses remaining with it. Covaxin has already been out there in a restricted capability for first doses as a result of restricted provide, with solely 20% of the shares for use for first doses.

Up to now throughout all classes, Delhi has administered 72,36,957 first doses and 22,95,732. In accordance with the Wednesday bulletin, 2,20,684 second doses have been administered within the 18-44 class.

As per the Delhi authorities’s estimate, a complete of 92 lakh individuals within the 18-44 class and 57 lakh individuals above 45 years of age must be vaccinated in Delhi.

Delhi’s vaccination programme had peaked between June 06-July 2, throughout which a complete of 10.9 lakh vaccines had been administered within the metropolis. The best variety of vaccines in a single day was administered on June 26, when 2.07 lakh individuals had been vaccinated. Nonetheless, there was a downward slide since then.

Quickly after this peak, the Delhi authorities has been elevating alarm over the low inventory of vaccines. In stark distinction to the numbers on June 26, solely 25,990 doses had been administered on July 19, 72,007 on July 20 and 63,406 on July 21. July 21 was additionally the primary day for the reason that begin of the vaccine drive that extra second doses had been administered than first doses: 33,443-second doses and 29,963 first doses.

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