Covid vaccination drive to resume in Kerala on Thursday as 10 lakh fresh doses arrive

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Covid vaccination drive in Kerala will resume partially on Thursday as the state received a fresh stock of about 10 lakh doses. The vaccination drive was affected for 3 days due to vaccine shortage. The distribution of new doses to districts started already.

Vaccination will continue in all major centres on Thursday. The vaccine drive was totally stopped in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kannur and Thrissur due to shortage of vaccine. Only Covaxin was available in limited numbers.

A total of 9,72,590 doses of COVID vaccine was brought to Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode regions on Wednesday. This includes 8,97,870 doses of Covishield vaccine and 74,720 doses of Covaxin.

The fresh stock will help the state to continue the vaccination drive for next three or four days, the health department informed.

A total of 1,90,02,710 people received COVID vaccine in the state so far. Out of them, 1,32,86,482 people received the first dose and 57,16,248 people received the second dose.

Meanwhile, DGP Anil Kant has directed the police force to ensure that no crowd is formed in vaccination centres and they all follow Covid protocols.

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