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COVID-19: BMC halts the vaccination drive for next 3 days in Mumbai

Giving more information about the vaccination drive, Suresh Kakani said that 76,000 doses had been received for Mumbai. However, more than 50,000 of them have been used.

COVID-19: BMC halts the vaccination drive for next 3 days in Mumbai
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On Thursday, April 29, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Additional Commissioner Suresh Kakani informed in a press conference that due to insufficient stocks of COVID-19 vaccine vials in Mumbai, the vaccination drive has been halted for the next three days. He also clarified that Mumbaikars will be informed about the new supply of vaccines by Sunday, May 2.

Giving more information about the vaccination drive, Suresh Kakani said that 76,000 doses had received for Mumbai. However, more than 50,000 of them have been used. As a result, the vaccination campaign is being kept closed for the next three days due to the depletion of stocks of vaccines from the Mumbai Municipal Corporation. Therefore, citizens are urged not to overcrowd at the vaccination centres.

Moreover, the BMC has also stated that the next phase of vaccination, where all adults between 18-44 can get themselves registered, will not begin from May 1.

Vaccination only after registration

Mumbai Municipal Corporation is unlikely to get new stocks on April 30. If a new supply is provided by Sunday, Mumbaikars will be informed and vaccination will resume in May. Meanwhile, the BMC has said that citizens should first register on the Co-Win app and then only go to the centre on the given date and time.

Moreover, citizens who have registered for the second dose will be given priority in vaccination. Therefore, other citizens should not crowd the vaccination centres, said Suresh Kakani while speaking on the occasion.

Seniors will be vaccinated

Mumbai Municipal Corporation official Ashwini Bhide has appealed to senior citizens to not stand in crowds or long queues at vaccination centres. Even though there is a shortage of vaccines, the civic body has assured that all citizens above the age of 45 will be vaccinated.

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