At least 4,022,836 vaccine doses have been administered in MA to date, and more than 1.5 million residents are now fully vaccinated. Of the total number, 10,119 were those over the age of 60; 22,951 were between 45 years and 59 years; 468 were healthcare and 329 were frontline workers.
"We are part of the priority group because we deal with various types of people and our lives are at risk", said Lucimara Costa, one of the protesting prostitutes. However, ill be disrupted if the Centre does not supply vaccines in next two days, said the official.
The Chief Minister had asked for additional 1.5 crore doses, which, he said, would enable the State to complete the vaccination process for beneficiaries above 45 years of age in six worst affected districts within three weeks.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had Wednesday alleged some states were trying to cover their "failures" by demanding vaccination for all without first inoculating enough of the eligible beneficiaries.
In March, Mr. Kejriwal had made a similar demand, asking the government to open vaccination for all above 18 years.
"We were one of the first countries to place an order on time", Rouhani said of the Covax program, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported. It is fast spreading amongst those people as they are more mobile.
"I'm happy to report I feel good", Baker said, adding, "So far so good, but as I said yesterday, it does feel like a shot". It seems that they are not heavily affected but the chances of the virus spreading increases when they go home, as their parents and other family members are exposed to risk.