Shillong: Meghalaya requires close to 30 lakh shots of COVID vaccination to vaccinate people of age groups between 18-44. So far the state has only received 42,000 shots to vaccinate this category.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday informed that there is a shortage in the vaccination supply as witnessed in all parts of the state. “As seen in the reports that India will be able to touch close to 15 crore vaccines per month by July or August. So we are hopeful that the shortage would be sorted by then,” said Sangma.

He added that the state is waiting for supplies. “We have only received 42,000 shots to vaccinate the 18-44 age group. We need 30 lakh for this category, we still need 29.5 lakh shots for this category,” informed Sangma. He added that the vaccination for 45+ is available and going on in all Districts and that 80% of vaccination centres are still for 45+.

As of May 16, 2021, based on the eligible age group, the vaccination achievement for the general public is 1st dose: 2,24,316 and 2nd dose: 28,223.

Till May 16, only 5,712 18+ citizens had been vaccinated.

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