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Vaccination will be completed in six months in the state ‘, 18+ vaccinations will not start from May 1!

Efforts are on to control coronavirus in Maharashtra.

Mumbai: Efforts are underway to control coronavirus in Maharashtra. The government will continue its efforts to complete corona vaccination in the entire state in the next six months, said Health Minister Rajesh Tope. The state cabinet has decided to provide free vaccinations to 57.1 million people between the ages of 18 and 44 in the state and plans to complete the program in six months, said Rajesh Tope. On the other hand, due to non-availability of vaccines at present, vaccination in the age group of 18 to 44 years will not start from May 1, he added.

Meanwhile, he clarified that vaccination will not start from May 1 despite the desire due to the challenging situation regarding the availability of vaccines. Tope also said that the committee of senior ministers would make detailed plans for the immunization of citizens between the ages of 18 and 44.

12 crore doses are required for vaccination of 5 crore 71 lakh citizens in the age group of 18 to 44 years at a cost of Rs 6500 crore. The vaccination program will be completed in six months. For this, the state has the capacity to provide two crore vaccines per month. Vaccination for 18 to 44 year olds will not start from May 1 due to non-availability of vaccines at present. The vaccine can only be obtained by confirming the registration, date and time on the Covin app. Vaccination centers should not be crowded as vaccination cannot be done directly at the center. Tope has appealed to the youth to take precaution so that the center does not spread corona.

Only citizens over the age of 45 will be vaccinated at the centers where vaccination is currently underway. There will be separate vaccination centers for 18 to 44 year olds. There are 13,000 health departments in the state and even if 100 doses are given each day, 13 lakh people can be vaccinated in one day. The state’s rate of vaccine wastage is very low. It is far below the national average and is credited to health workers who use the right amount of vaccines, the health minister said.

The state is currently experiencing a shortage of covacin vaccine and the company, which has agreed to provide 10 lakh vaccines, has given a letter stating that it can supply 20 lakh vaccines per month in July and August. The company has verbally stated that the Covishield vaccine can get up to 1 crore doses per month and both the vaccines will be given according to the availability. The Russian vaccine Sputnik is also being discussed with the Chief Minister. The vaccine will be included if it is available at the right price and in the right amount. Vaccines from Zydus Cadillac and Johnson & Johnson could be supplied between August and September, the health minister said.

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