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Maharashtra govt directs BMC to give priority to age group 18-44 years for COVID-19 vaccinations

Earlier, on May 1, vaccination for the coronavirus was initiated for the age group 18-44.

Maharashtra govt directs BMC to give priority to age group 18-44 years for COVID-19 vaccinations
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The Maharashtra health department has directed the district and local administration to give priority to the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine for the beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years in the state.

On May 1, vaccination for the coronavirus was initiated for the age group 18-44. According to the data shared by the health department, 95 lakh people have taken the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Meanwhile, the local administration has full authority over how the doses of vaccines should be classified. At present, Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has reserved 60 per cent stock of vaccines for the second dose and 40 per cent stock for the first dose. In Mumbai, 22.3 lakh people between the ages of 18 and 44 have taken the first dose of the vaccine. Both the doses of 75,000 people have been completed.

On the other hand, in the battle against the coronavirus, Maharashtra has set a record by fully vaccinating over 1 crore people, against the virus. It is the first state in the country to achieve this feat. On Monday, 1,00,99,524 people in the state were fully inoculated, when on the other hand, 2.15 crore have managed to get their first doses.

Since the nationwide drive commenced on January 16, Maharashtra has managed to give 4.17 crore doses. Owing to this commendable achievement, both Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Health Minister Rajesh Tope have appreciated the efforts made by the state.

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