Bhubaneswar: COVID-19 vaccination of people aged between 18 and 44 years is likely to be halted in the entire state from June 2 due to shortage of vaccines.
As per Health Department sources, vaccination drive is being affected due to the short supply. Stock of state procured vaccines will exhaust tomorrow and there is no communication from the manufacturers regarding further supply of the vaccines.
Till yesterday, Odisha had a stock of 14,650 doses of Covaxin and 42,730 doses of Covishield for the age group of 18-44 years.
However, Centre is expected to send 3,05,460 doses of Covishield and 40,000 doses of Covaxin for beneficiaries above 45 years. The Covishield consignment will reach the state on June 3 and Covaxin on June 6.
It is pertinent to mention here that thousands of people aged between 18-44 years are waiting for their second dose of Covaxin in the state capital as their due dates have already arrived.