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Half of Covid Vaccination Centres for 18+ Closed, Rest to Shut Tomorrow in Delhi: AAP MLA Atishi

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Atishi also said the position is "quite comfortable" for people aged 45 and above, and over 50 per cent of eligible people in this group have been vaccinated.

Less than a day's stock of COVID-19 vaccine is left for people in the 18-44 age group, due to which half of the vaccination centres for such beneficiaries closed down on Tuesday and the remaining half will shut the next day if the stock is not replenished, AAP MLA Atishi said. In a vaccination bulletin issued online on Tuesday, she also said the position is "quite comfortable" for people aged 45 and above, and over 50 per cent of eligible people in this group have been vaccinated.

"As the unlock is slowing happening and offices and markets are reopening, the youth segment will venture out more, and therefore, it was important that they would get vaccinated. Our drive for the 18+ years category was again picking pace, but for lack of doses, it has slowed down again," she said. Atishi said less than a day's stock of COVID-19 vaccine is left for people in the age group of 18-44, due to which "half of the vaccination centres for such beneficiaries closed down today and the remaining half will shut tomorrow" if the stock is not replenished.

She appealed to the Centre to send more vaccine doses urgently to carry forward the vaccination process for the 18-44 age group segment. According to vaccine stock for people aged 45 and above, as on June 15 morning, she said 7,95,000 doses were available, out of which Covaxin doses will last for 22 days and Covishield doses for 43 days.

On June 14, a total of 60,734 vaccine doses were administered, taking the total number of doses given till date to 61,50,931, according to the bulletin. For healthcare workers, frontline workers and 45 and above age group, 784 centres are running at 626 locations, while for the 18-44 group, 64 centres across 36 locations were earmarked, the bulletin said.

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