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Don’t queue up outside inoculation centres, vaccines haven’t arrived yet: Kejriwal tells Delhiites


PTI, Apr 30, 2021, 1:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to people in the 18-44 age group not to queue up outside COVID vaccination centres from May 1, saying Delhi hasn’t yet received vaccine doses.

In the next one-two days, around 3 lakh Covishield vaccines will be received and the drive for vaccinating people above 18 years will commence, he said during an online briefing.

The third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people in the 18-44 age group will roll out across the country on May 1. However, Delhi and some other states have said that they would be unable to do so due to the shortage of vaccine doses.

Kejriwal said his government has placed orders for 67 lakh doses each of Covishield and Covaxin in three months.

“We aim to vaccinate everyone in the next three months if a sufficient quantity of vaccines is supplied by the companies,” he said.

He assured Delhi residents that everyone will be vaccinated.

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