Assam: COVID-19 vaccination drive suspended in Tinsukia due to vaccine shortage
The district administration which has been struggling to control the surge in COVID infections informed that the drive will resume only after the new consignment of vaccine arrive.
By Avik Chakraborty
The Tinsukia district administration, on Sunday, suspended the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive in the district following the shortage of vaccines in the state.
The district administration which has been struggling to control the surge in COVID infections informed that the drive will resume only after the new consignment of vaccines arrive.
It may be mentioned that Tinsukia reported a similar situation on June 27 and June 29, when the vaccination drive was temporarily stopped due to non-availability of vaccine doses.
Giving details about the issue, Tinsukia deputy commissioner Narsing Pawar said, "We are currently facing vaccine shortage because of which the vaccination sessions planned for today had to be cancelled. We will resume the inoculation drive as soon as vaccines are available."
Pawar informed that the district is expecting the consignment to arrive soon, and the district will accordingly schedule the sessions.
It was informed that the district has so far administered 2 lakh vaccine doses, with 45,000 people vaccinated during the 3-day mega vaccination drive.
The Government of Assam had recently announced a mega COVID-19 vaccination drive across the state with an aim to vaccinate the maximum number of people, however, the storage of vaccine doses has curtailed the process in various districts.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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