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Coronavirus Vaccination Update: BMC resumes inoculation drive today at 331 centres in Mumbai

A day after suspending the COVID-19 inoculation drive due to shortage of doses, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday, August 5, will administer both doses of Covaxin and Covishield jabs across 331 vaccination centres.

As per new orders, all the civic and state-run centres will be operational for beneficiaries above 18 years of age from 9 am to 5 pm. Healthcare and frontline workers due for their second doses will also be given the jab at the centres.

Covishield will be administered across 304 centres all over Mumbai. Of
the total stock, 30 per cent of the doses have been reserved for first
dose and 70 per cent for the second dose.

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In addition, the special centres have also been resume daily for pregnant women, students who need to travel abroad for higher studies and professionals for work commitments. Moreover, eligible beneficiaries above 45 years of age can also get inoculated at the BMC’s drive-in vaccination facilities.

Meanwhile, Covaxin will be available across 27 centres in Mumbai. While 50 per cent of the doses have been reserved for those who will get their first shot, the remaining 50 per cent are for those waiting for their second shot.

According to reports, Mumbai received 57,000 Covishield vaccine doses, and 48,000 Covaxin vaccine doses on Tuesday night, which were distributed by the BMC to vaccine centres on Wednesday, August 4.

On Monday and Tuesday, less than half of the civic- and government-run inoculation centres were operational due to limited stock. However, the drive remained unaffected at private centres that had a stock of vaccines.

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