PANAJI: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane today informed that the total quantum of vaccines allotted to the State of Goa is 1,60,570 doses; out of which 90,590 doses have been utilized as on March 15.
“The total quantum of vaccines allotted to the State of Goa is 1,60,570 doses; out of which 90,590 doses have been utilized as on 15/03/2021.,” said Rane
He further said that quantum for the next batch of vaccine for the States is decided by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, depending upon the vaccine utilization and stock availability in the State as per eVIN portal.
“E-mail in this regard has been sent to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare requesting for the next lot of vaccine,” he added
Starting from 1 April, people above 45 years old will be able to take vaccines against novel coronavirus, Union minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Tuesday.
“We appeal that all above 45 should take the vaccine as early as possible that will provide them shield against Corona,” Javadekar told. India started nationwide COVID-19 vaccination on 16 January with healthcare workers and frontline workers.