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“Don’t Queue Up For Vaccines Tomorrow”: Arvind Kejriwal Amid Shortage

Tomorrow, vaccinations are to be widened to those between 18 and 44, but several states have said they cannot start the drive as they have no vaccine stocks.

New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during an interaction with traders in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

A day before to vaccinations open to all over 18, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked citizens not to line up for Covid shots as the city has not gotten vaccine supplies yet.

“Don’t queue up for vaccines tomorrow. As soon as vaccines arrive we will let you know, then you can come for shots,” Arvind Kejriwal said today.

n a virtual press conference, Kejriwal requested people not to come to vaccination centres on Saturday, saying proper announcements will be made by his government once the issue of shortage of vaccines is resolved in the national capital.

“We’ve not received the vaccines yet, we are in constant touch with the company. We are hopeful that vaccines will reach by tomorrow or the day after. They have assured us. 3 lakh doses of Covishield is coming to us first, tomorrow or the day after,”

Kejriwal had also held a crucial meet on Thursday with top Delhi officials and state health minister Satyendar Jain to review the vaccination drive in the national capital. Following the meeting, Kejriwal announced that a plan had been formulated to vaccinate all adults in Delhi.

“Had a meeting with the officials on vaccination drive in Delhi. Prepared a plan to vaccinate all above 18 years in the next 3 months. We will set up vaccination centres on a large scale. All eligible people must come forward to get vaccinated,” he had tweeted.

Tomorrow, vaccinations are to be broadened to those between 18 and 44, yet a few states have said they can’t begin the drive as they have no antibody stocks.