Vaccination for 18+ to start from May 14

With 1000 slots per day, UT Administration will launch the vaccine drive for people older that 18 years on 14th May. Chandigarh has been awaiting the vaccine since the nationwide launch on May 1 but had to delay the launch due to vaccine shortage.

 The administration has now received 33,000 doses for the 18 to 44 years age group and will administer 1000 cases per day. 

The administration has earlier announced that the vaccine will be provided for free at government centres. Also additional will be setup in order to avoid overcrowding at places.

There is no facility for walk-in registration, and the beneficiaries will have to book the slot and obtain the time and place of vaccine through the Co-WIN portal, stated an official release on Wednesday. 

Private hospitals are to get the vaccines directly from manufacturers. For example, the Serum Institute of India has allocated 12,000 doses of Covishield to Chaitanya Hospital in Sector 44 for May.

While Panchkula became the first in the tricity to roll it out on May 2, Mohali launched it only for construction workers on May 9.


Mayank Bhola is a content writer and a freelance journalist. He has completed his graduation in journalism from Panjab University Chandigarh. After interning in newspapers like Aaj Samaj and Daily Post he has started doing freelancing. He is currently working as a content writer in

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