Indore: As many as 47,651 people were vaccinated on Wednesday with the first and second doses of Covishield and Covaxin.
Panic prevailed among people due to a shortage of vaccines at most vaccination centres across the city on Wednesday. A long queue of people waiting for their turn to get the jab was seen at all the centres and many centres also reported that they ran out of stock where officials had to send vaccine doses again. Many people had to wait for 2-3 hours at the vaccination centres due to the crowds gathered for their dose of vaccine.
Meanwhile, some people returned disappointed as they could not get the dose due to the crowds waiting for the vaccine. Health officials said that people waiting to get the dose could, possible, get it on Monday. However, they could not offer any surety, citing uncertainty in the vaccine distribution plan.
‘No intimation on vaccines’
‘We vaccinated people with the first and second doses of Covishield and Covaxin on Wednesday. The health department inoculated people at 167 sites and over 25,000 people between 18 and 44 years of age were vaccinated with the first and second doses of the vaccine, while 8,586 people inoculated were above 45 years of age. We didn’t get any intimation that we’ll get the vaccine on Thursday and Saturday, so far. It’s possible that we’ll get the vaccine for Saturday, or else the vaccination drive will be restarted on Monday.' -Dr Tarun Gupta, immunisation officer
Vaccination in city on Wednesday
Total no. of session sites- 167
Vaccinated HCWs (1st dose)- 32
Vaccinated HCWs (2nd dose)- 170
Vaccinated FLWs (1st dose)- 8
Vaccinated FLWs (2nd dose)- 281
Vaccinated 18- 44 years (1st dose)- 25,125
Vaccinated 18- 44 years (2nd dose)- 2,823
Vaccinated 45-60 years (1st dose)- 5,351
Vaccinated 45- 60 years (2nd dose)- 8,586
Vaccinated 60+ years (1st dose)- 1,979
Vaccinated 60+ years (2nd dose)- 3,296
Total vaccinated on Wednesday- 47,65