- Delhi has halted immunisation programs for adults aged 18 to 44 due to a scarcity of vaccine doses.
- On May 1, the Centre began a nationwide Covid vaccination campaign for persons aged 18 to 44.
District immunisation officer Praveen Gautam stated on Friday that people from Delhi and Haryana are booking slots in Meerut for their second dose of the coronavirus disease vaccine (Covid-19). As per the report by ANI, “People from Delhi have booked almost 70% of slots for Covaxin’s second dose for the 18-44 age group.” He went on to say, “We are discouraging them.”
Officials said beneficiaries caused a ruckus at vaccination centres when they were turned away because they didn’t have Aadhar cards or other registered documents to prove they were Uttar Pradesh residents, as required by state guidelines.
Due to a scarcity of vaccine doses, Delhi’s immunisation drives for people aged 18 to 44 have been halted.
Meanwhile, the district magistrate stated that beneficiaries between the ages of 18 and 44 who are not guardians are not permitted to secure spaces in the Guardian Special Group. K Balaji, DM of Meerut said, “Even after registration, those beneficiaries would not be vaccinated.”
Parents must present their children’s Aadhar cards at these special vaccination centres, according to Gautam, who added that 300 people get vaccinated every day in the district for parents of children upto the age of 12.
The District Magistrate said, “People need to provide the Aadhar Card or the Municipal Corporation-issued Date of Birth Certificate of the child under the age of 12 years when you arrive for vaccination of Covid-19. No vaccination will be performed without a date of birth certificate, identification, and a four-digit OTP message.”
On May 23, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that, before a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, plans were in the works to vaccinate parents of all children under the age of ten against the coronavirus disease.
The state’s goal, according to the chief minister, is to protect children under the age of ten by ensuring that their parents and relatives get vaccinated first.
On May 1, the Centre launched a nationwide Covid vaccination campaign for adults aged 18 to 44.