Hyderabad/Delhi, April 7 (Hydnow): Health Minister T.harish Rao urged the Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya to ensure that Covid vaccine doses and booster shots were available to Telangana and other states. Harish Rao also reminded Dr. Mandaviya that he had written letters seeking an adequate supply of Covid precautionary doses available with the state.
In a review meeting of coronavirus held through video conferencing, today, Harish Rao said that Telangana has been at the forefront of administering Covid vaccines and booster shots to a large section of the population. However, for the past few months, we are not receiving fresh stock of Covid vaccines from the Centre.
given the recent rise of Covid infections and waning immunity, there is a need for individual states to have a buffer stock of booster shots, Harish Rao said.
The Union Health Minister in the conference, however, made it clear that States procuring Covid vaccines and booster shots directly from the open market was the best way forward.
The Telangana government today said that it has procured 15 lakh doses of the Corbevax vaccine, which is manufactured by city bases Biological E Limited.
Harish Rao thanked Managing Director, Biological E Limited, Mahima Datla for ensuring Telangana has access to 5 lakh doses of Corbevax, which can be administered as booster shots. (Hydnow)
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