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Mumbai: In Last 10 Days, Nearly 12% Of Eligible Population Between 15-17 Get Vaccinated

Based on the data from the civic authority, there are nearly nine lakh children between the age of 15 -17 in the island city. From these, so far, 1.08 lakh have been vaccinated.

Mumbai: In Last 10 Days, Nearly 12% Of Eligible Population Between 15-17 Get Vaccinated
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data has reportedly brought to light that the vaccination drive against COVID-19 amongst those between the age of 15 -17 is at a slow pace. In the last days, a mere 12 per cent of those eligible have been inoculated, remark accounts. 

Based on the data from the civic authority, there are nearly nine lakh children between the age of 15 -17 in the island city. From these, so far, 1.08 lakh have been vaccinated, claimed reports. According to the data, 95,441 were inoculated at BMC-run centres while 9,359 were vaccinated at private hospitals, on the other hand, 3,580 were inoculated at state government-run centres as of Wednesday, January 12.

On January 3, the vaccination drive for young adults commenced in India. Owing to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government has decided to shut educational institutions till February 15.

According to reports, officials claim that few children are coming for vaccination. While the civic authority had set a target of finishing both vaccination doses for all the nine lakh children by February, it is anticipated that this could be arduous to achieve given the current response.

In order to accelerate the pace of the vaccination drive, the BMC has decided to establish vaccination camps in schools and colleges.

Also Read: COVID-19: Daily Tests Drop As BMC Stops Random Testing At Public Places

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