New Delhi: Denying reports of shortage of COVID-19 vaccine in Maharashtra, the Health Ministry said that there were over 24 lakh unused doses of covaxin in the state and an additional 6.35 lakh doses on Friday. received. According to reports, the state government is unable to increase the pace of vaccination due to lack of availability of vaccine.
“As per their weekly consumption data available on Co-Win, the average consumption of Covaccine per day by Maharashtra for the eligible beneficiaries in the age group of 15-17 years and for providing precautionary doses is about 2.94 lakhs per day,” the ministry said in a statement. is the dosage. Therefore, the state has enough doses for about 10 days to administer the dose of Covaccine to the eligible beneficiaries.”
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“In addition, for Covishield, 1.24 crore unused and remaining doses are available in the state so far,” the statement said. The vaccine dose can be given to the beneficiaries for more than 30 days with an average consumption of 3.57 lakhs per day.”
Therefore, the reports in the media are not factually correct and do not reflect the correct picture of the available stock of the remaining dosages and unutilized dosages with Maharashtra, the ministry said.