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Don't line up outside inoculation centres, shots aren't here yet: Kejriwal

Kejriwal on Friday appealed to people in the 18-44 age group

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference Delhi on Sunday, April 25, 2021. (PTI photo/ screen grab)

Chief Minister on Friday appealed to people in the 18-44 age group not to queue up outside COVID vaccination centres from May 1, saying Delhi hasn't yet received vaccine doses.

In the next one-two days, around 3 lakh Covishield vaccines will be received and the drive for vaccinating people above 18 years will commence, he said during an online briefing.

The third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people in the 18-44 age group will roll out across the country on May 1. However, Delhi and some other states have said that they would be unable to do so due to the shortage of vaccine doses.

Kejriwal said his government has placed orders for 67 lakh doses each of Covishield and Covaxin in three months.

"We aim to vaccinate everyone in the next three months if a sufficient quantity of vaccines is supplied by the companies," he said.

He assured Delhi residents that everyone will be vaccinated.

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First Published: Fri, April 30 2021. 13:48 IST
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