The coronavirus vaccination of people aged 18-44 years will begin on May 10

Coronavirus Vaccine | Uttarakhand | Vaccination

Vaccination of people aged 18-44 years will begin on May 10 in Uttarakhand.

Announcing this here on Saturday, Health Secretary Amit Negi said the first consignment of one lakh doses of Covishield vaccine for people in that age group has been received.

Around 50 lakh people of this age group are to be inoculated for free in Uttarakhand during the drive, he said.

Originally scheduled to start on May 1, the drive could not begin on time due to non-availability of vaccines.

Apart from registering on the Covin portal, beneficiaries will have to take a prior online appointment for vaccination.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, May 08 2021. 22:21 IST