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Vaccine shortage: Nagaland defers vaccination for 18-44 years age group

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Dimapur, April 30: Nagaland will not begin the Covid-19 vaccination drive for those above the age group 18-44 years from May 1 owing to shortage of requisite stocks of vaccine doses.

The State Department of Health & Family Welfare on Friday notified that vaccination of the age group 18-44 years will commence only when the State has received vaccines from the supplier.
Other states like Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have also deferred the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive.
State Immunization Officer, Dr Ritu Thurr informed that so far the State has received a letter from the Serum Institute India (SII) stating that it will be supplying 36,580 doses of Covishield.
Nagaland is also processing to procure 4 lakhs doses to begin its 3rd phase of Covid vaccination, he informed.

Dr Thurr, however, said registration in the selfregistration. and Aarogya Setu App. will continue to register new beneficiaries, although booking will start only when the State announces date for commencement of vaccination for the 3rd phase (18-44 age groups). (Page News Service)