Citizens can visit their nearest centres between 9 AM to 5 PM on 12 July.
Owing to an acute shortage of vaccines, inoculation centres across Mumbai were shut for a period of 3 days, from 9 July to 11 July. While there is no provision for booking slots on the weekend, these centres remained shut on Friday as well and with the supplies sufficiently replenished now, they have resumed functioning from today. Citizens can visit their nearest centres between 9 AM to 5 PM with prior appointments or get registered on-spot to receive their immunisation dose.
Cumulative inoculation declines in many states
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In light of this situation, officials of the civic body of Mumbai have stated that the city has adequate infrastructure to support large-scale immunisation drives. As many as one lakh doses can be given per day, however, the city has been administering only half of its capacity because of vaccines shortage. Further, it has been noted that this was the second time that vaccination centres had to be closed due to a lag in supplies.
Mumbai and several other metropolitans that are burdened by huge populations are reporting such issues, that are hampering the inoculation drive. Further, reports of centres running out of vaccine stocks have also been received from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Owing to this, the cumulative vaccination tally of the nation, has registered a steep fall in the past few days.
Latest tally for Mumbai
Mumbai has reported 558 new cases on Sunday, thereby, taking the total caseload tally to 7,27,694. Moreover, the total vaccines administered till now are recorded at 61,97,769 and the city has been known to carry out the highest number of vaccinations in a single day.