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Only second doses of Covishield, Covaxin at govt vaccination sites in Gurgaon today

For the third time in 4 days this week, the Gurgaon well being division will on Thursday administer solely second doses of Covishield and Covaxin at its vaccination websites. Whereas the primary dose of solely Russian vaccine Sputnik V Covid-19 might be out there, which might be administered on the Polyclinic in Sector 31.

In keeping with the information out there with the well being division, Tuesday was the one day thus far this week when folks have been administered the primary dose of the 2 Covid vaccines at authorities websites, with officers attributing this to the scarcity of vaccines. Vaccination has, nevertheless, proceeded as traditional at personal hospitals.

“We’re doing solely second doses of Covishield and Covaxin at the moment, however we have now elevated the variety of websites compared to Wednesday. We maintain getting contemporary shares, like on Wednesday, we obtained 3,000 doses of Covaxin, at the moment we predict to get between 15,000 and 20,000 doses of Covishield,” mentioned Dr Virender Yadav, Civil Surgeon of Gurgaon.

“Nevertheless, the issue is that these will run out rapidly. Covaxin will end at the moment itself and if we get 15,000 or 16,000 doses of Covishield, it would final two days if we administer 100 doses at every web site, and someday if we administer 200 doses per web site,” he added.

On account of each first and second doses being administered solely on Tuesday, the variety of vaccinations that passed off on the day have been additionally considerably larger. Whereas 17,187 folks have been vaccinated on Tuesday, this determine was solely 11,999 on Monday and 13,309 on Wednesday.

“We’d like a minimal of 10,000 doses per day. 9,000 has been our common from day 1. We’d like a median of 20,000 to 25,000 doses on a regular basis. That might be thought-about very best, then there can be no scarcity or battle, folks cease coming by Three pm or Four pm. So, if we have now 25,000 doses, that will suffice,” mentioned the Civil Surgeon.

Gurgaon has been going through a scarcity of vaccines since final Tuesday. Consequently, on Sunday, the well being division needed to truly name off vaccination at authorities websites in an effort to collect its whole inventory and plan for the approaching days.

The variety of vaccinations has additionally seen a drop within the final two weeks. Whereas 1,79,678 folks have been vaccinated within the week between June 28 and July 4, this quantity stood at solely 76,947 within the week between July 5 and July 11. Within the first three days of this week, 42,495 folks have been vaccinated.

In keeping with knowledge out there with the well being division, 16,00,461 folks have obtained at the least one dose of the Covid vaccine in Gurgaon thus far — this in a district that has a ‘potential inhabitants’ of 17,40,740, implying that greater than 90 per cent of the inhabitants has obtained at the least one dose of the vaccine.

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