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Mumbai crosses 1 crore COVID-19 vaccination mark, India's first district to achieve feat

Mumbai crosses 1 crore COVID-19 vaccination mark, India’s first district to realize feat | Information

Mumbai: Mumbai hit the milestone of administering greater than 1 crore vaccine doses in opposition to coronavirus on Tuesday (September 7), in line with Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) knowledge, practically eight months after the nationwide inoculation drive started on January 16.
A complete of 1,00,41,579 vaccine doses have been administered up to now to beneficiaries throughout all eligible age teams, the info confirmed. In accordance with the BMC, 71,61,427 beneficiaries have been given the primary dose of the vaccine, whereas 28,80,152 have acquired each photographs. To date, 91,49,489 beneficiaries have been given Covishield, whereas the indigenous vaccine Covaxin has been administered to eight,59,343 and Russia-made Sputnik V to 32,747 individuals, the figures confirmed.
The very best 45,63,716 doses got to beneficiaries in age group 18 to 44 adopted by 28,47,204 in 45 to 59 age group, in line with the info. As many as 18,44,078 beneficiaries aged 60 and above have been coated underneath the vaccination drive up to now.
The information revealed 7,40,374 vaccine doses got to frontline and healthcare staff, 26,701 to worldwide college students and professionals, 7,458 to lactating moms, 3,465 to bodily/mentally challenged individuals and 1,182 to pregnant ladies.
Presently, there are 455 lively COVID-19 vaccination centres in Mumbai – 302 operated by the BMC, 19 by the Maharashtra authorities and 134 are run by personal hospitals. In the meantime, the civic physique on Tuesday introduced that solely the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines shall be given at BMC and state government-run centres on September 9.
On final Saturday, the civic physique had performed the same particular session to hurry up full vaccination of eligible residents within the wake of an uptick in every day circumstances. That day, the BMC had administered 1,79,938 doses to beneficiaries eligible for his or her second shot. “The primary dose of COVID-19 vaccines is not going to be given to anybody on September 9,” the BMC stated.
(With company inputs)

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