Several Indian states forced to postpone vaccine drives due to shortages
May 2, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Several Indian states were forced to postpone their Covid-19 vaccination plans on Saturday due to supply shortages, authorities said.
A total of 1,648,192 vaccine doses were given until 8 p. m. , including 989,700 people who were given their first dose and 658,492 people who received a second dose, according to provisional figures in the press release.
Of those, 84,599 people between the ages of 18 and 44 received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to a press release issued by India’s Health Ministry on Saturday night.
Fewer young people received vaccines because some states prioritized second doses and older people who hadn’t had their first dose.
As of Saturday evening Indian time, a total of 156,637,825 vaccine doses have been administered since January across the country.