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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday said it has vaccinated 69,577 people on April 26 and resolved to take it up to 1 lakh per day soon.

"Happy to share that MCGM did 69577 vaccinations in a day, yesterday. Team MCGM resolves to take it to 1,00,000 per day soon," municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said in a message.

As per the BMC data, a total 45,326 people were inoculated during the day with 42,006 of them receiving Covishield shots and 3,320 Covaxin including 2,233 beneficiaries who received the second doses.

Meanwhile, the BMC urged people to get vaccinated and not to crowd at the centres before time.

Taking to Twitter, BMC wrote: "69577 Mumbaikars got #Vaccinated yesterday. Let’s keep up the benchmark today. Take the #JabToBeatCorona, if eligible & registered. Please don’t crowd at the centres before time. The centres will open & operate as per stock availability #WeShallOvercome."

The BMC has also released a list of all MCGM, government and private CVCs that will be functional today (April 27), explaining how much stock they have and which of the two approved vaccines they would be administering.

On Monday, with the fear of shortage of vaccines probably weighing on their minds, people queued up in scorching heat outside vaccination centres in Mumbai to receive COVID-19 jabs.

Currently, essential services workers, frontline workers and the citizens above 45 years of age are allowed to receive doses of vaccines.

In the next phase of vaccination beginning May 1, all people between the age group of 18 to 45 years will become eligible for inoculation. According to the BMC estimate, Mumbai has a population of 90 lakh of people above 18 years.

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