LUCKNOW: A day after TOI highlighted how government hospitals in the city have been waiting for Covid-19 vaccine stock for 13 days, the fresh supply of 42,700 Covishield vaccine doses reached the health department on Tuesday.
The stock reached Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Limited from the Union government on Monday night that released stock to the state capital immediately for vaccination.
District immunization officer Dr MK Singh said, “With fresh supplies, Covid-19 vaccination will start from Wednesday at 34 centers, including KGMU, SGPGI and RMLIMS and 12 district hospitals and 19 urban and rural community health centers.” He said that both advanced registration through online mode and walk-in registration facility will be available at the vaccination site. Candidates would have to carry a identification card Aadhaar Card, ration card, PAN card, voter card, passport, driving licence) for vaccination.
“It has been revealed from various researches that Covid-19 does not take severe form after getting vaccination and it reduces the chances of passing on infection to others. So everyone above the age of 18 years must get vaccinated,” he said.
A day earlier TOI highlighted that people were finding it difficult to be vaccinated because government hospitals had stopped inoculation on January 3 due to shortage.





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