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BMC to Resume Vaccination Drive on Saturday as 1.6 Lakh Doses Arrive in Mumbai

People wait to receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during mass vaccination drive at Lalbaug area in Mumbai. (PTI)

People wait to receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during mass vaccination drive at Lalbaug area in Mumbai. (PTI)

In a statement issued on Friday, the BMC said 1,60,240 vaccine doses arrived here on Thursday night, comprising 1.5 lakh Covishield and 10,240 Covaxin vaccines.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has said the vaccination drive against COVID-19 will resume at civic and government-run centres in Mumbai from Saturday as fresh stock of over 1.6 lakh doses had arrived. In a statement issued on Friday, the BMC said 1,60,240 vaccine doses arrived here on Thursday night, comprising 1.5 lakh Covishield and 10,240 Covaxin vaccines.

The civic body had suspended the inoculation drive for two days on Thursday and Friday after centres run by the civic body as well as the state government ran out of doses. It had to suspend the drive on July 8 and 9 as well due to the same reason.

As per the BMC, 82,43,789 people have been administered vaccines in the metropolis so far, with 20,83,893 beneficiaries getting the second dose as well. Presently, there are 438 COVID-19 vaccination centres in Mumbai, of which 296 are operated by the BMC, 19 by the state government and 123 by private entities.

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first published:August 20, 2021, 23:50 IST