Covid vaccine shortage has forced health authorities in Telangana to stop vaccination programme on Saturday and Sunday. On a day when phase 3 of COVID immunisation for those between 18-44 years was scheduled for a roll out across the country, Telangana had to stop vaccination even for those above 45 years.
Director of public health and family welfare Dr G Srinivas Rao announced that there will be no Covid vaccination programme on May 1 and May 2 in the Government COVID Vaccination Centres (GCVCs) across the state, due to non-receipt of vaccine doses.
This is the second time that Telangana has been forced to stop vaccination due to shortage of vaccine. Earlier, the programme was put on hold for a day on April 18.
The state government on Friday stopped supply of COVID vaccines to all private hospitals, who were administering vaccines to individuals above 45 years.