March 27, 2023

New Delhi:

Delhi’s inventory of the Covishield vaccine for the 18-44 age group has obtained a major enhance with the arrival of further 1,67,320 doses on Friday. According to the federal government, the town now has sufficient doses to vaccinate the group for the following two weeks.

However, Delhi’s inventory of Covaxin – the anti-Covid vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech – can dwindle if not replenished quickly. The authorities says it might probably vaccinate the age group with Covaxin for simply two days.

AAP MLA Atishi stated Delhi now has 2,58,000 doses of Covishield and 37,000 doses of Covaxin for the 18-44 age group.

“We have seen that the speed of the vaccination drive goes up with the availability of vaccines for the 18-44 age group and goes down as soon as they are on the verge of running out of stock. Here, we are happy to share that Delhi on Friday received 1,67,000 Covishield doses for the age group,” she was quoted as saying by information company PTI on Saturday.

She stated for these aged above 45, Delhi has 7,65,000 Covishield and 80,000 Covaxin doses.

The vaccination drive had stalled at many centres final month because of a extreme scarcity of vaccine doses. Thousands had been struggling to get their second dose of Covaxin. However, the vaccine scenario within the nationwide capital has improved considerably over the previous few days.

On Wednesday, Delhi had obtained over 2.3 lakh doses of the vaccines for the 18-44 group. Of the two,35,500 doses, 62,160 had been of Covaxin and 1,73,340 of Covishield.

The metropolis has vaccinated over 63 lakh folks with at the least one dose. Over 15 lakh folks have been vaccinated utterly.

After killing hundreds of individuals over the previous few weeks, the extra virulent wave of the pandemic has largely receded within the nationwide capital. The metropolis that had been reporting over 25 per cent positivity price has reported simply 0.18 per cent immediately.

Delhi on Friday reported simply 35 recent instances and 7 Covid-linked deaths.

The Delhi authorities has considerably eased the Covid-induced lockdown it imposed in April.  

However, specialists have warned that one other wave can strike in just a few weeks if Covid protocols are ignored.

With inputs from PTI

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