Since the commencement of the vaccination campaign in Maharashtra from January 16, so far, about 1,91,73,383 doses of Kovid-19 have been given. This information has been revealed in the state government’s data till Thursday. The state health department said in a release that 3,16,506 people were given vaccine supplements on Wednesday. At the same time, about 1,37,186 people in the age group above 45 years were given the second dose whereas in the same category 99,178 people were given the first dose.
Citing lack of vaccine doses, the state government on Wednesday stopped the vaccination campaign for the 18-44 age group and said that all the available reserves would be used only for those above 45 years of age. At the same time, 11,38,242 health workers have been given the first dose and 6,89,134 health workers have been given the second dose so far. In addition, 15,51,670 personnel of the advance front have received both the first and 6,79,527 personnel both doses.
In the age group of 18-44 years, 6,27,281 people have been given the first dose. In the age group above 45 years, for which vaccination was made available earlier, 1,20,31,019 people have been given the first dose while 24,56,510 people have been given both doses till now. Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Wednesday that the state may get more doses from May 20, after which the campaign may gain momentum.
Point 5: The difference between the two doses of the Kovishield vaccine increased.
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