TN stops first dose of Covaxin

Chennai: Tamilnadu Health Minister M Subramanian has said with four lakh doses of Covaxin being needed to provide people with their second jabs, the State is no longer offering a first dose of the vaccine.

“Tamilnadu has so far received 39,08,250 doses of Covaxin and 36,31,545 doses had been administered. Private hospitals have a stock of 2,12,937 doses,” he said.

The Minister added that the State has informed the Union Health Ministry that four lakh doses of Covaxin are needed to provide people with their second doses.

A total of 2,26,290 people were vaccinated in Tamilnadu on Wednesday. This included 1,39,139 people aged 18 to 44 and 63,968 people aged 45 to 59. This took the total coverage so far in government vaccination centres to 2,53,92,609.

 

NT Bureau