Vaccination in Mumbai stopped for 3 days, Civic body claims shortage
New Delhi : One day before vaccination for all age groups above 18 years is scheduled to begin, Mumbai announced shutting down its vaccination drive for three days, claiming shortage of vaccines.
Vaccination will not take place in Mumbai starting today, the Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation has said. The Centre recently allowed vaccination of 18 to 45-year-olds as the second wave of coronavirus has shown impacts on the younger people too.
"Vaccination in Mumbai will be completely closed for three days from Friday, April 30, 2021 to Sunday, May 2, 2021 due to depletion of available vaccines," the civic body said in a notice on Thursday.
However, the civic body has claimed that they will notify people via social media and other channels if the dosage arrives in the meantime.
The administration has appealed to the senior citizens and the 45-plus age group not to panic or crowd outside the vaccination centres. Those who have registered for the vaccine will receive it, the civic body said.
The state's overall inoculation count currently stands at over 1.55 crore.
Several other states, including Punjab, Delhi and Tamil Nadu have also registered their concern over the shortage of coronavirus vaccine. Punjab health minister Balbir Sidhu said the fresh round of vaccinations can begin only after they receive "up to 10 lakh doses".