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  • India - Media: Officials in Ahmedabad only vaccinating 18 to 44 age group due to COVID-19 vaccine shortage - May 3, 2021


    Stock shortage in Ahmedabad: AMC suspends vaccination for above 45 years

    Of the over 22,000 persons vaccinated on Monday, 8,692 were above 45 years of age, 4,330 senior citizens more than 60 years of age, 1,683 frontline workers and 941 healthcare workers.

    By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
    May 3, 2021 11:45:39 pm

    In the wake of a shortage of vaccine stock, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday announced the suspension of its vaccination drive for citizens above 45 years, frontline and healthcare workers from May 4 at its Urban Health Centres, Community Health Centres, Municipal Corporation-run hospitals and community halls.

    ?Vaccination for citizens above 45 years of age would be done once the vaccine stock is received,? AMC?s statement, released Monday, said.

    Only vaccination of persons in the 18 to 44 age group will be conducted at municipal and private schools designated as a part of the 80 vaccination centres as per online registrations, the statement said.

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    https://indianexpress.com/article/ci...years-7300850/

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    ?In the first wave, adults were the most infected. In the second wave, there was a slight change in virus behaviour ? young adults and some children were infected, though the intensity was less. This was a new development or trend which came to our notice. Anticipating the challenge in the third wave, we are going to set up a first-of-its-kind dedicated paediatric facility. It is expected to be ready by July.?

    He said, ?Soon, we will have a meeting with leading paediatricians and members of the state Covid task force to take their suggestions on this facility.?

    Last week, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had instructed state officials to prepare paediatric wards emphasising that the third wave is likely to infect more children. The BMC data from February to April has also shown that Covid infection was high among young adults and children in the second wave compared to the first wave.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/in...eches-7300970/


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