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No COVID-19 vaccination for Mumbaikars today due to vaccine shortage: BMC

People above 45 years of age who are due to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be informed about the dates soon

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No COVID-19 vaccination for Mumbaikars today due to vaccine shortage: BMC

India's richest civic body-- Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that no person above 45 years of age will be inoculated in Mumbai on Monday due to shortage of vaccines and uncertainty over its availability in the coming weeks.


People above 45 years of age who are due to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be informed about the dates soon. Only those between 18-44 years of age who have already booked a slot will get inoculated. Walk-in registrations will not be allowed at centres.

1,004 people belonging to the 18-44 age group were vaccinated in Mumbai on the first day of the inoculation drive.

The BMC is carrying out COVID-19 vaccinations for 18-44 age group at 5 centers-Nair Hospital, BKC Jumbo Facility, Cooper Hospital, Seven Hills Hospitals and Rajawadi Hospital. Mumbai has total 136 centers for COVID-19 vaccination-73 private centres, 50 are BMC owned and 13 are state or central government owned.

Meanwhile, Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla has ringed alarm bells with his recent statement. Poonawalla said the vaccine shortage in India could continue through July when vaccine production is expected to reach 100 million a month from the current 60-70 million.

Edited by Mehak Agarwal

Also read: 'Vaccine shortage may continue till July,' says Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla

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