Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Russian corona vaccine ‘Sputnik-V’ will be available to the people of the capital after June 20. He said the first consignment of the Sputnik-V vaccine would reach Delhi after June 20. Dr Reddy’s Lab contracts to import and manufacture Sputnik-V vaccine in India. The Kejriwal government is in talks with Dr Reddy’s in this regard.
The vaccination program for 18-44-year-olds has been stopped for a week in Delhi due to a shortage of vaccines. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Center had written to them to supply the vaccines after June 10. The vaccination program started on May 3 in Delhi. Those who received the first dose of Covaxin are now waiting for the second shot. Only a few vaccines are now available for those of age. They are also only available in private hospitals.
Kejriwal today inaugurated a vaccination center for journalists and their families at a school on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg. The Delhi government has received 1.5 lakh doses of covaxin in May and 90,000 in June, officials said.