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Vaccination drive for those above 18 fails to take off at Rohtak PGI

Sunit Dhawan

Press Reporter News Service

Rohtak, Could 1

The anti-Covid vaccination drive for these within the age-group of 18-44, which was slated to start on Saturday, has did not take off at Rohtak PGIMS as a consequence of scarcity of vaccines.

The PGIMS administration maintains that the vaccination for these within the age-group of 18-44 has not been began as a consequence of scarcity of vaccines on the institute.

Questioned in regards to the scarcity, Dr RB Jain, the nodal officer for the vaccination drive on the PGIMS, stated the inventory of vaccines was restricted and the 18-plus residents must wait.

“The vaccination drive for these above 45 is occurring. Nevertheless, in view of the restricted inventory of vaccines, the residents within the age-group of 18-44 could be given the vaccination after the recent inventory is acquired,” he stated.

Requested how a lot time it will take for the recent inventory to reach, Dr Jain stated nothing may very well be stated with certainty. “It might take as much as every week or two. We’re in contact with the native authorities of the state Well being Division who’re supposed handy over the vaccines to us,” he stated.

Questioned about the truth that a number of individuals had been discovered coronavirus-positive even after getting each doses of vaccine, Dr Jain stated  it’s doable because the efficacy of the vaccines is as much as 80 per cent.

“Nonetheless, research have proven that the possibilities of an individual contracting Covid after getting each doses of vaccine are minimal and the severity of the illness can be much less,” he stated.

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