India – All private vaccination centres shut till Monday in Mumbai

India - All private vaccination centres shut till Monday in Mumbai

India – All private vaccination centres shut till Monday in Mumbai

Private vaccination centers will remain closed in Mumbai for the next three days as Maharashtra underwent a complete lockdown for the weekend starting 8 pm from today. However, government vaccination centers would remain open in the city. This comes amid complaints of vaccine shortage in the state.

Government and municipal hospitals, however, will continue with the drive, the civic body said, though the timing has been modified because of the weekend lockdown. The civic authority notified that people will be allowed to travel for getting vaccinated. On Saturday, vaccination is permitted from 12pm to 6pm. On Sunday, the timing will be between 9am and 5pm.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up 49 vaccination centres in Mumbai and 71 in private hospitals which are inoculating 40,000 to 50,000 people every day, the official statement said. Even with 71 centres shut, BMC has managed to vaccinate 33,551 beneficiaries today, of which 420 were administered Covaxin.

Some 90 vaccination centres, including 71 in private facilities, had to be shut on Friday due to shortage of vaccine doses.

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