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5 lakh mark for doses of vaccine administered in the state

Goa: 5 lakh mark for doses of vaccine administered in the state, with 95,968 persons fully vaccinated.The government has also initiated a process for global tendering to procure more vaccines. The government is set to purchase 2 lakh doses of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech for age group of 18-44, of which there are approximately 6.5 lakh persons.

The first batch of 32,870 Covishield doses was exhausted within a week, while a second batch 36,580 alloted for June for vaccinating the 18-44 age group is not sufficient to meet targets expeditiously, a government statement read.The state is awaiting guidelines from the Centre with regards to vaccinating persons under 18, of which there are around 4.65 lakh persons.

The News24 Goa

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