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More than 50 COVID-19 vaccination centres were non functional in Mumbai

For the second consecutive day, less than 40,000 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the last 24 hours in Mumbai. According to the data, 39,522 beneficiaries were inoculated, of which 8,820 were administered Covaxin.

More than 50 COVID-19 vaccination centres were non functional in Mumbai
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On Tuesday, April 20, as many as 52 centres were non-operational due to the shortage of vaccines. It included six civic-run and five state government-run centres.

However, this has affected the overall vaccination rate and reduced the number of daily vaccinations.

For the second consecutive day, less than 40,000 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the last 24 hours in Mumbai. According to the data, 39,522 beneficiaries were inoculated, of which 8,820 were administered Covaxin.

Out of the total beneficiaries vaccinated, 15,051 citizens took the second dose. Vaccination is currently being carried out at 129 centres in Mumbai. Of which, there are 39 municipal centres, 17 state and central government centres and 73 private centres.

In a day, 7,493 people were vaccinated at a private centre. Some private centres had to be closed for the last two days due to insufficient stocks of vaccine. But, municipal and government centres had to be closed on Tuesday. While some centres conducted the vaccination only in a single shift.

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So far 20,43,000 citizens have been vaccinated in Mumbai. Out of which 2.76 lakh citizens have taken the second dose of vaccine, 7.7 lakh doses have been given to senior citizens, followed by 6.7 lakh doses to people above 45 years, 3 lakh doses to people on the frontline, and 2.7 lakh doses to healthcare workers.

Out of the total vaccinations, more than 13 lakh people have been vaccinated at the municipal centres. 

On Monday, April 19, as many as 35 private centres couldn’t administer the vaccine in the city as they had run out of vaccine with many state-run hospitals too facing the same hurdle. Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning, April 20, the vaccination drive at Mumbai's BKC centre was halted due to a shortage of vaccine. Boards reading 'Vaccine out of stock' has been put up outside the BKC vaccination centre.

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