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Only 7% of Mumbaikars have been vaccinated till now

In Mumbai, only half of the citizens over the age of 45 have been vaccinated, and the proportion of people who have taken both doses is only 7 per cent.

Only 7% of Mumbaikars have been vaccinated till now
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Even though the Centre has declared that the COVID-19 vaccination drive will start from May 1, there happens to be a reported shortage of vaccines for the coronavirus.

After the highest number of vaccinations was recorded on April 1 in Mumbai, several vaccination centres were closed again in the next 15 days due to an insufficient supply of vaccines. In Mumbai, only half of the citizens over the age of 45 have been vaccinated, and the proportion of people who have taken both doses is only 7 per cent.

On the other hand, earlier on Wednesday, April 21, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the state will import vaccines that are available globally, including Pfizer, Moderna and Sputnik, to enable the vaccination of those between 18 and 45 years. This development comes following a decision by the Centre to open up vaccination for all adults starting May 1.

Also, on Wednesday, April 21, the Serum Institute of India (SII) fixed the prices of Covishield at INR 400 per vial for government hospitals and INR 600 per vial for private hospitals. “The state has decided to use all the vaccines available be it Covishield or the imported ones for the age group of 18-45 years,” Tope added.

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