Jharkhand tops in vaccine wastage; Kerala, West Bengal report unfavourable wastage: Govt knowledge

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Kerala and West Bengal recorded unfavourable wastage of COVID-19 vaccines in May, saving 1.10 lakh and 1.61 lakh doses respectively, whereas Jharkhand reported the utmost wastage of 33.95 per cent, based on authorities knowledge.

While Kerala reported -6.37 per cent vaccine wastage, West Bengal recorded -5.48 per cent. Chhattisgarh reported 15.79 per cent vaccine wastage whereas Madhya Pradesh reported 7.35 per cent.

States like Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra reported 7.08 per cent, 3.95 per cent, 3.91 per cent, 3.78 and three.63 per cent and three.59 per cent respectively.

The knowledge confirmed {that a} whole of 790.6 lakh vaccines had been provided to states and UTs in May out of which whole vaccinations had been 610.6 lakh whereas 658.6 lakh pictures had been utilised and the closing steadiness was 212.7 lakh.

The vaccination in May was much less as in comparison with April during which a complete of 898.7 lakh vaccinations had been achieved, 902.2 lakh vaccines had been utilised and the closing steadiness was 80.eight lakh.

India’s first dose protection of the 45-plus inhabitants until June 7 was pegged at 38 per cent with Tripura’s protection being 92 per cent, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh 65 per cent every, Gujarat 53 per cent, Kerala 51 per cent and Delhi 49 per cent.

Tamil Nadu’s first dose protection of the 45-plus inhabitants is at a low of 19 per cent, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh at 24 per cent every and Bihar at 25 per cent.

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