COVID-19 vaccine: Maharashtra likely to get Covishield supply in four days

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: April 29, 2021 01:36 PM2021-04-29T13:36:42+5:302021-04-29T13:38:08+5:30

The surge in the COVID-19 cases continues to affect India as the country records 3,79,257 new COVID-19 cases in ...

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COVID-19 vaccine: Maharashtra likely to get Covishield supply in four days

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The surge in the COVID-19 cases continues to affect India as the country records 3,79,257 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike in the cases since the pandemic began last year.

The fourth phase of corona vaccination in the country will start from May 1. States do not have vaccines available for people between the ages of 18 and 44. As a result, even after registering on the Co-win app yesterday, the vaccination slot was showing only 45+. 


In addition, the central government has made it a condition that the vaccine they provide is only for those above 45 years of age and Corona warriors hwihc makes it difficult to start the fourth phase of vaccination from May 1.Some states, including Maharashtra, have announced free vaccinations. The Maharashtra Government has announced to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to all citizens aged between 18-44 years to combat the pandemic.

The Maharashtra government has written to COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech about the state's vaccination requirements. State health minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday said that about 12 crore vaccines would be required to fully vaccinate the adult population. So far, various states have demanded 34 crore doses for the Serum Institute in Pune. The private hospital has informed them that they want 2 crore doses. According to sources, Covishield could be supplied to some states in the next four days. Five states will receive the Covishield this week.

According to sources in the Serum Institute, the first corona vaccine will be supplied to Maharashtra and four other states. The remaining states have been asked three weeks to fulfill their demand. As the corona vaccine becomes available to states, it will be given to people over the age of 18.

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