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Maharashtra Health minister says No Covid vaccine for minors, pregnant women

The number of vaccination centers has been reduced from 511 to 350 as the COVID-19 vaccine provided by the Center will reach all the divisional offices and districts of Maharashtra by January 14.

Maharashtra Health minister says No Covid vaccine for minors, pregnant women
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the nationwide vaccination on January 16 through video conferencing. Vaccination drive will be implemented in the state as per the regulations issued by the Central Government. However, the state health minister Rajesh Tope said that certain people will not be vaccinated in this phase.

Talking to media, Rajesh Tope said that eight lakh people have been registered on the Co-win app under the vaccination campaign. Accordingly, there is a need of more than 17 lakh doses including buffer stock in Maharashtra. But the Central Government has provided 9.63 lakh doses of vaccine in the state, which is only 55 per cent of the required dose is available. As per the instructions of the Central Government, the vaccinator will be given 2 doses. After giving one dose by the health worker, another dose will be given at intervals of four to six weeks, informed Rajesh Tope.

Under the corona vaccination program, people under the age of 18, pregnant women, and people with any type of allergy will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Also, patients with coronary heart disease will not be vaccinated immediately.

The number of vaccination centres have been reduced from 511 to 350 as the COVID-19 vaccine provided by the Center will reach all the divisional offices and districts of Maharashtra by January 14. We are trying to vaccinate 35,000 people on the first day across all the vaccination centres in the state, said Rajesh Tope.

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