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Shortage of vaccine stops Gurugram from scaling up sites | Gurgaon News – Times of India

GURUGRAM: A complete of 1,357 recipients within the age group of 18 plus took their first jab on Tuesday within the metropolis.
Due to the scarcity of vaccines for the 18 plus age group, the well being division is setting up simply 22 session sites within the metropolis from previous two days.
According to the officers, they’re ready for the second consignment of vaccines to reach to scale up the quantity of centres. The metropolis had obtained 18,000 vaccine doses on May 1 and 14,000 on Monday for this part.
“We have yet to receive more vaccines from the state. As and when we get the vaccines, we will ramp up the drive,” mentioned Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurugram. He additionally mentioned that he has already written to the state authorities to offer extra doses of vaccines.
For the recepients eligible for his or her second dose, town obtained 13,000 doses on Monday. On Tuesday, a complete of 4,017 individuals within the 45 plus age group obtained vaccinated within the metropolis at 37 session sites. Overall 4.28 lakh persons are eligible for getting the jabs, of whom 3.80 lakh have already taken the shot.
Meanwhile, 66 healthcare and 154 frontline employees had been additionally inoculated on Tuesday. Because of unavailability of vaccines a number of persons are nonetheless unable to get their second jab.
“I have been trying to get an appointment for my second dose for the last one week. No luck. How long can I wait?” requested Puneet Verma, a resident of Sector 31.
Another resident, Anuj Gupta of Sector 56, mentioned, “I am searching for Covaxin for my second dose. Private hospitals are not carrying out sessions in Gurugram.”
Meanwhile, the well being division mentioned that non-public hospitals have to obtain their vaccine doses on their very own. “We are not responsible for providing vaccine doses to private hospitals any more. The hospitals are supposed to get their vaccine directly from the companies,” Yadav mentioned.

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