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    Arunachal to start COVID vaccination drive for people aged 18 -44 yrs from May 17

    Itanagar, May 13 (PTI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday said the state government will launch the vaccination drive for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years from May 17.
    The health department will prepare a schedule for sessions for which registration on the ''Cowin'' platform will start from May 15, he said on Twitter.
    "Arunachal will start vaccination for 18-44 years from 17th May 2021. The health department will schedule session and registration will start from 15th May on ''Cowin'' portal," Khandu wrote on the microblogging site.
    The state government had deferred the roll-out of the inoculation drive for those in the 18-44 years age group from May 1, as the state was facing some ''technical'' issues.
    The northeastern state had already placed an order of 4 lakh doses of vaccines and received a consignment of 20,180 vials of ''Covishield'' on Wednesday.
    State Immunisation Officer Dr Dimong Padung said that 2,98,924 people have been inoculated since the beginning of the immunisation programme in January.
    "At least…

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