Meghalaya to roll out COVID vaccination above 18 years from May 14

COVID vaccination for citizens above 18 years of age is all set to roll out in Meghalaya from May 14.

Announcing this after a daily review meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the 42,000 doses of vaccines ordered by the state government will be arriving in the state Thursday.

“Therefore, we have decided to start the vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group from May 14,” he told reporters.

Tynsong also informed that vaccines will be earmarked for vulnerable districts adding that the health department has been asked to accordingly strategize the vaccination drive.

The deputy chief minister said the Government of India has already created a dedicated portal where any citizen of the state can directly register or pre-register themselves for vaccination.

“However, only tomorrow when the data is available with the Health department will we know the number of people who have registered for the vaccination,” he added.

When asked if the 42,000 doses of vaccines is enough to cover all citizens under this age group, Tynsong however said that the government is only starting the vaccination drive with the present allotment. 

“In fact the state government has already sent a letter to the Government of India to further extend allotment of vaccines for Meghalaya,” he informed.


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