Amid the surge in the Covid-19 cases, Assam has reportedly faced a shortage of vaccine, with officials confirming that the existing stock would exhaust in two to three days.
Currently, the State has around 2.70 lakh doses of vaccine.
On Thursday, around 54,000 people were immunized and on Friday the number was touching almost 55,000, NHM officials said.
“At this rate, the existing stock will exhaust in 2-3 days. However, the Central government had said a consignment will be sent by April 12. Though there is no confirmation yet, we are hopeful,” said an official.
The fact that the existing stock has been already distributed to the districts has also caused inconvenience, with the number of people vaccinated varying from district to district and site to site.
The doses are now being re-allocated to keep the sites functioning.
Till Thursday, 11.80 lakh people have received the first dose in the State and 2.23 lakh have been administered the second.