The doses will be administered to only those who have registered on the Co-WIN portal in advance.
On May 1, the phase 3 inoculation drive for people over 18 years of age, began in 7 Uttar Pradesh districts and it is being reported that the other areas will be included later. These cities, namely Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Bareilly and Varanasi, are nursing over 9,000 active cases individually and thus, the vaccine benefit has been provided to them first. Supposedly, about 10,000 vaccine doses are available in UP today, to facilitate the drive smoothly
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In Lucknow, the third phase of COVID-19 vaccination targetted at people over 18 years, has commenced at 10 COVID vaccination centres. With 300 stocks at each, the district aims to achieve 3000 beneficiaries' inoculation today, itself. As per the CMO, the vaccine vials were provided at all functional centres at 8 AM to kickstart the drive as slated by the Centre.
The 10 vaccination centres in Lucknow that have been selected for the underway drive are- King George's Medical University (KGMU), Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS), Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lok Bandhu Raj Narain Hospital, Rani Laxmibai Hospital, Civil Hospital, Jhalkaribai Hospital, Awantibai Hospital, Balrampur Hospital and BRD hospital.
The doses will be administered to only those who have registered on the Co-WIN portal in advance. Eligible beneficiaries can book their slots on the Co-WIN portal now.
1 crore vaccines to arrive in UP in the coming week
The Uttar Pradesh government has scouted for a supply of 1 crore COVID vaccine doses to launch the vaccination drive in the other remaining districts as well. As per reports, 50 lakh doses of COVAXIN from the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited and another 50 lakh vials of Covishield from Pune's SII, are expected to arrive in the coming week.
As of Thursday, the state has also started to float global tenders to procure four to five crore doses of the COVID jab. Vaccination of the previously permitted population groups, including people over the age of 45 years will also continue and vials would be arranged accordingly.