Getting the Covid jab
Getting the Covid jab

More than 70,000 beneficiaries were inoculated across the city on Tuesday. According to the data, 75,867 beneficiaries were vaccinated at 370 Covid centres, of which 48,730 were between 18 to 44 years of age, followed by 198 lactating mothers.

Moreover, so far 846 were administered Sputnik V vaccine at private centres as part of its pilot project.

So far, 41.87 lakh have been vaccinated since the mass immunization drive began in the city. Of the total, 33.49 lakh have taken their first dose, while 8.38 lakh have taken both the doses.

Currently, there are a total of 259 vaccination centres, which have a capacity to vaccinate over 31,000 people daily. With plans to expand vaccination centres to more than 500, the inoculation capacity will be pushed to more than 55,000 in Mumbai. Public health officials said increasing centres will also mean a tough competition to private hospitals, which are inoculating more beneficiaries than civic-run centres.

“Since the start of the mass vaccination process in January, we have been continuously working on the logistics. We have the infrastructure to expand the total number of vaccination centres to over 500. We are hopeful that the arrangements will be completed before June 21,” said additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani.

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