Sikkim govt informs COVID vaccination of people above 18 from May 1 will not be possible as vaccine procurement process still underway

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Sikkim health department has informed that COVID19 vaccination of people of 18 years and above from 1st May will not be possible as the vaccine procurement process is still underway. Director general cum secretary of Sikkim health department Dr Pempa Tshering Bhutia today informed that online registration for vaccination of people of 18 years is going on and Sikkim government has placed an order for 6 lakh 60 thousand doses of Covishield to the Serum Institute of India. Of this, the government has requested the delivery of 1 lakh 50 thousand doses in May. Dr Bhutia informed that the vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group will start as and when the state receives this consignment. The vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers and people of 45 years and above will continue.