Vaccination Levels Fall Sharply: Officials Deny Shortage of Doses, Cite Curbs As Covid-19 Cases Peak
India's vaccination levels reached a record high of 2.48 crore doses in the April 3-9 week. This was just ahead of the second Covid-19 wave hitting the country hard. However, the vaccination numbers soon fell sharply instead of rising further in the wake of strict restrictions reintroduced by many states.
The Union government is concerned over the issue and it was raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during in a meeting with 11 chief ministers on April 23 wherein he said the vaccination programme 'should not slow down in this situation'. However, the opposite seems to have happened.