Mumbai's BKC Jumbo vaccination centre recently resumed its inoculation drive after a two-day hiatus
Mumbai's BKC Jumbo vaccination centre recently resumed its inoculation drive after a two-day hiatus
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Mumbai's BKC Jumbo vaccination centre resumed inoculation after two days on hold as low stocks forced people to go back without vaccination.

Speaking to ANI Dr Rajesh Dere, Dean, BKC Jumbo COVID-19 vaccination centre said that BKC can only provide 200 doses of Covishield and 200 doses of Covaxin daily."Centres were closed for two days due to shortage of vaccines. BKC can only provide 200 doses of Covishield and 200 doses of Covaxin daily. In that 50 is online registration and 150 for walk-in first come first serve basis," said Dr Rajesh Dere.

Centres were closed for two days due to shortage of vaccines
Centres were closed for two days due to shortage of vaccines
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He further urged people to register themselves so that they do not have to go without vaccination."I request to all before coming to BKC centre please register yourself or call BKC Centre helpline number for the availability of vaccines," he added.

A senior citizen, who came to take a jab said the centre is not taking more than 100 people today."I have completed 84 days from my first dose. This centre is not receiving over 100 walk-ins asking to register online. They are saying to get vaccinated but there is no vaccine," he said.

A senior citizen, who came to take a jab said the centre is not taking more than 100 people today
A senior citizen, who came to take a jab said the centre is not taking more than 100 people today
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Earlier, in the month of April and May, the vaccination drive was frequently suspended due to the shortage of vaccines.

Meanwhile, a decline in average daily vaccination against the coronavirus has been seen since June 21, when the new phase of universalisation of COVID-19 vaccination commenced, government data showed.

According to data available on CoWIN platform, an average of 61.14 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered daily in the week from June 21-27 which dropped to 41.92 lakh doses daily in the subsequent week from June 28-July 4.

Earlier, in the month of April and May, the vaccination drive was frequently suspended due to the shortage of vaccines.
Earlier, in the month of April and May, the vaccination drive was frequently suspended due to the shortage of vaccines.
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In the week from July 5 to July 11, the daily average vaccine doses number further dipped to 34.32 lakh doses.

Among states, however, a mixed trend has emerged with some states and UTs reporting a sinusoidal trend of vaccination while others a dip.

States such as Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh showed a decline in average daily vaccinations since the week of June 21-27 while a sinusoidal trend in administration of daily doses of COVID-19 was seen in states and UTs like Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jammu and Kashmir, according to CoWIN data.

In the states of Assam and Tripura which recently reported a rise in fresh COVID-19 cases, a declining trend in administration of average daily vaccine doses can be seen.

Even then the daily average vaccination remained higher than the previous phase of COVID-19 vaccination.

In the week from June 14-20, just 33.97 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered daily on an average.

On Monday, the Health Ministry said over 1.54 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

The cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 37.73 crore under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

(With inputs from ANI)

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