A number of Indian states have been pressured to postpone their Covid-19 vaccination plans on Saturday resulting from provide shortages, authorities mentioned.
No less than seven states or union territories have been impacted by vaccine shortages as confirmed by CNN. These embody the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharasthra and the union territory of Delhi, which incorporates the Indian capital, New Delhi.
India launched its vaccination drive on January 16, first prioritizing heath care and frontline staff, adopted by individuals above the age of 60 and people over 45 with current well being situations. The drive was expanded to incorporate everybody above the age of 18 on Saturday.
India is dealing with an enormous second wave of Covid-19 circumstances, reporting greater than 400,000 in a single day on Saturday.
A complete of 1,648,192 vaccine doses got till 8 p.m., together with 989,700 individuals who got their first dose and 658,492 individuals who obtained a second dose, based on provisional figures within the press launch.
Of these, 84,599 individuals between the ages of 18 and 44 obtained their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, based on a press launch issued by India’s Well being Ministry on Saturday evening. Fewer younger individuals obtained vaccines as a result of some states prioritized second doses and older individuals who hadn’t had their first dose.
As of Saturday night Indian time, a complete of 156,637,825 vaccine doses have been administered since January throughout the nation. A complete of 28,591,381 individuals have obtained their second dose, about just below 2.2% % of the nation’s 1.3 billion inhabitants.