Mumbai: More than one lakh jabbed in city on Saturday

More than one lakh beneficiaries took their dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday as the vaccination drive resumed on full scale in the city.

Owing to short supply, the vaccination drive was suspended at all the civic and state government run facility on Thursday. The drive resumed on Friday, but, the timings were curtailed due to shortage of doses. On Friday, around 83,000 beneficiaries were inoculated and on Saturday, total 1,02,896 beneficiaries were inoculated with Covid-19 vaccines.

Out of the total number of beneficiaries, 60,393 belonged to the 18-44 age group and 31,564 beneficiaries belonged to the 45-59 age group. Total 9,347 beneficiaries above 60 years of age were inoculated on Saturday, along with 282 Health Care Workers and 1,255 Frontline Workers.

The numbers also include 30 lactating mothers and 25 specially abled citizens.

Civic officials said that owing to the heavy demand more than one lakh beneficiaries are being inoculated each day.

"We are vaccinating aggressively and more than 400 centres are operational at present. In the first three days on next week, we expect more footfall as walk-ins will be allowed," said the official.

Vaccination in Mumbai will remain non operational on Sunday (July 4) and will resume on Monday (July 5) from 9 am to 5 pm.

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