Vaccine shortage forces Telangana to stop vaccination

This is the second time that Telangana has been forced to stop vaccination due to shortage of vaccine.

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.

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