All MCGM & Govt COVID vaccine centres in Mumbai to restart vaccination drive with replenished stocks
The fresh batch of COVID vaccine vials received on Wednesday, would not be distributed to private vaccination centres.
As per an announcement of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the COVID vaccination drive is set to resume in full force across the Mumbai metropolis. With restocked inventories, all government and MCGM inoculation centres will be functional today, post 12 noon. The BMC welcomed a new batch of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday and reportedly, these will not be made available at the private vaccination centres here.
COVID-19 vaccination available at ALL government & MCGM vax booths
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We are receiving a fresh stock of #Covishield tonight to be distributed only in Gov & MCGM hospitals/ centres (not Pvt) tomorrow morning. So, all Gov & MCGM CVCs will be functional but only post 12 PM
See you getting #Vaccinated #MyBMCVaccinationUpdate
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) April 28, 2021
A day after Mumbai encountered a shortage roadblock in its immunity drive, a fresh batch of Covishield vials were distributed across all BMC and government vaccination centres on Thursday morning. As private sectors are not included in this loop, about 40 of the existing 73 such centres will remain closed today due to exhausted resources. At the same time, the remaining centres will continue the drive as long as the stocks last, the civic body highlighted. Consequently, people who walk in today for the second dose, would be administered the jab on priority, as long as the vaccine is available.
The vaccination shortage in Mumbai has been observed for over a week now, read reports. Due to this, several vaccination centres had to suspend their vaccination programme on account of the unavailability of doses. Around 20 such centres were not functioning on Wednesday, however, despite the handicapped vaccination system, Mumbai managed to vaccinate around 44,629 people successfully.
Mumbai is also set to flag off phase 3 of the largest segment of the nationwide inoculation drive on May 1, focused on people aged between 18 to 45 years. This round of the COVID immunity drive will include all adults as eligible beneficiaries on the pan-India vaccination programme, effectively helping to arrest the surging number of cases in the city.