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Mumbai: BMC to start six more Covid-19 vaccination centres today

Updated on: 06 May,2021 07:35 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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A total of 7,002 people got their first dose on Wednesday and 26,806 people got their second dose.

Mumbai: BMC to start six more Covid-19 vaccination centres today

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AMID the shortage of Covid -19 vaccines across Mumbai, the BMC managed to vaccinate more than 30,000 registered beneficiaries on Wednesday. According to the data, 33,807 beneficiaries were inoculated, of which 2,294 were between 18 to 44 years of age. No side effects were reported.


A total of 7,002 people got their first dose on Wednesday and 26,806 people got their second dose. Close to 1,000 people were vaccinated in two private hospitals in Mumbai — HN Hospital and Nanavati Hospital. The BMC said it is starting six more vaccination centres today. Matoshri Sports Club at Sundar Nagar HP (JVLR), BMC Community Hall (Jogeshwari), Aadhar Kendra (Vile Parle), Gadkari HP Videocon Atithi (Chembur), Yoga Kendra (Ayodhya Nagar), and Najambaug (Dongri) are the centres. Apollo Spectra in Deonar and Saifee Ambulance in Bhendi Bazar are two private vaccination centres that will also start today.



Dr Mangala Gomare, BMC executive health officer, said Mumbai’s current vaccination capacity is 85,000 doses per day and they have administered a maximum of around 67,000 doses in a day. “As the vaccination stock gets streamlined, we can achieve the total capacity and expand further,” she said.


Gomare added that they are supposed to get new stock of vaccines today and they will add more vaccination centres for the 18-44 age group.

The BMC requested people in the age group 18-44 to book the vaccination slot and visit the centre with relevant IDs. There won’t be walk-ins for the 18-44 year olds. On Wednesday, 2,112 people in the age group 18-44 got their first dose. At least 5,471 people took the first dose and of these 871 were in the age group of 60 and above. A total of 20,462 people took their second dose on Wednesday.


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