Mumbai: Covid vaccination drive to resume from Friday

The BMC will resume its vaccination drive at its civic-run hospitals from Friday. Owing to shortage of vaccines, the civic body had cancelled the drive on Thursday. However, as the stocks have been replenished, the drive will be resumed.

“We will begin the drive on Friday afternoon. However, it will be conducted for a limited time due to short operational period. But from Saturday, the drive will resume in full swing,” said additional municipal commissioner and in-charge of public health Suresh Kakani.

As per the BMC data, in the ongoing week more than 90,000 people got vaccinated each day. However, the vaccines lasted till June 29. On Wednesday, only 60,000 beneficiaries were inoculated. Currently, the doses are administered in 400 facilities, including civic-run and private ones.

“The footfall at the vaccination centres has been increasing daily. Also, the maximum number of beneficiaries inoculated belongs to the 18-44 age groups. With the rise in demand, we are also working towards expanding our facilities,” said Kakani.

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