Assam received 50,000 doses of Covaxin for citizens 45 years and above, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta informed on Tuesday.
Recently, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that Assam will receive 19 lakhs vaccine in the month of June and that 30-35 lakhs vaccines will be received by the state in July.
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The Chief Minister said that inoculation drive of 18-44 age group people would speed up in the state after receiving the doses.
“The vaccination process in the state will be completed by December 31, 2021. People who do not have mobile phones or smartphones can go directly to the vaccination center to get their jabs. We will provide vaccine in the doorstep from August,” the Chief Minister said.
He stated that Assam will receive maximum doses of vaccines and will complete the vaccination process by this year-end.
Notably, following the deaths of several eminent personalities in the second wave of COVID-19, the Assam health department has asked all district authorities to prepare lists of dignitaries in order to provide fast-track delivery of vaccines and other assistances on June 1.
A special vaccination drive for noted personalities has been enforced from June 1.