By 10pm, TN obtained 5 lakh doses of Covishield, which have been dispatched to districts by street late within the evening. Officers mentioned districts will resume vaccination from Sunday however these requiring Covaxin – first or second dose – should wait till Tuesday, when the following inventory of the vaccine is anticipated.
The state, which had round 20,000 doses, recorded 27,922 vaccinations on Saturday. Officers mentioned the day by day depend consists of a number of backlog entries. “Some major well being centres (PHCs) and hospitals don’t enter the main points of recipients every single day. A few of these backlog entries get added to the day by day record. Additionally, nurses handle to squeeze out as much as a minimum of 11 doses from each 10-dose vial,” mentioned joint director immunisation Dr Okay Vinay Kumar.
Over the previous week, the state has reported a most of 1.3 lakh vaccinations in a day in comparison with 4.7 lakh on July 3. Coimbatore, which reported nil doses, had no vaccination camps for the seventh day in a row. Whereas most districts within the western belt complained of the identical downside, the state of affairs wasn’t totally different within the southern districts.
In Madurai, round 1,000 folks have been vaccinated on Saturday. Most individuals who obtained pictures obtained it via particular camps organised by the district well being authorities, however what has irked senior residents is the ignorance. “I’m making an attempt to get data on the supply of vaccines. I’ve known as helplines and have requested folks I do know. Most say there is no such thing as a vaccine. My husband and I have been due for the second dose on July 5,” mentioned A Sundari a resident of Tahsildar Nagar. To make issues worse, she obtained a textual content message reminding her to get the second dose on time.
Within the midst of acute vaccine scarcity, state business taxes minister P Moorthy inaugurated a particular vaccination camp organised by the state labour welfare division. He informed reporters that 4,000 development employees have obtained their first dose and that steps have been on to vaccinate autorickshaw drivers and industrial employees. “We’re vaccinating as many individuals as doable every single day. The variety of vaccinations depend upon the variety of vaccines obtained,” he mentioned.