NMC postpones vaccination for 18+ age group due to shortage of vaccine

NMC postpones vaccination for 18+ age group due to shortage of vaccine

Nagpur: NAGPUR Municipal Corporation (NMC) has indefinitely postponed vaccination for 18 years plus age group as State Government has not supplied required doses so far. Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari said the administration of jabs for 18-44 years age group would resume after getting required directions from the State. The vaccines for jabs, Covaxin and Covishield are in short supply and now priority is given to finish of second dose of 45-years plus beneficiaries in first stage.

Owing to simultaneous vaccines for all age groups, the jabs stock was exhausted leading putting the 45-years plus age group people in soup as most of them had overshot the period in which the second dose has to be taken. State Government hence decided to wrap-up second dose of citizens in 45-years plus age group and diverted the stock received for 18-year plus. Mayor said NMC is receiving queries from citizens daily about availability of doses and hence issued the clarification. Meanwhile on Thursday, NMC is focusing on providing second dose and that would be carried out majority of urban PHCs, Government hospitals and other centres, said a release issued by NMC.