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India's COVID chaos puts Bhutan's vaccine success at risk

Although 80% of adults have received one dose, supply of boosters in doubt

Residents of Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, fear the possibility of a lockdown as cases continue to rise on the southern border of the kingdom. (Photo by Phuntsho Wangdi)

THIMPHU -- If all goes as planned, the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will fully vaccinate its entire adult population against COVID-19 by the end of June, making it one of the first countries to do so.

But the devastating second wave of coronavirus infections raging through India has cast doubt on whether enough vaccines will be available to achieve this milestone, with India itself facing a dire shortage.

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