Relief for vaccine shortage, Kerala receives 9.73 lakhs more vaccine doses
Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George has informed that Kerala received a fresh stock of 9,72,590 doses of the COVID vaccine on Wednesday. 8,97,870 doses of Covishield vaccine and 74,720 doses of Covaxin reached the state.
Ernakulam and Kozhikode received 1,72,380 and 77,220 doses of Covishield respectively. Meanwhile, a fresh stock of Covaxin was distributed among three districts. According to reports, 25,500 doses of Covaxin were supplied to Thiruvananthapuram, 28,740 doses to Ernakulam and 20,480 doses to Kozhikode.
Meanwhile, 1,48,270 doses of Covishield vaccine will reach Thiruvananthapuram soon.
The health department has initiated action to immediately take the available stock to vaccination centres, informed the health minister.
The fresh stock will help the state to continue the vaccination drive for next three or four days. Hence, the state needs more doses in the coming days. On Tuesday, the union health minister in a meeting with left MPs promised that more doses of vaccine will be provided to Kerala as soon as possible.
Till date, a total of 1,90,02,710 people received COVID vaccine in the state. Out of them, 1,32,86,482 people received the first dose and 57,16,248 people received the second dose.