Amidst a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday announced that vaccination for those aged 45 years and above will be closed on Monday as well. However, vaccination for people between the age of 18 and 44 will begin at five centres. The vaccination for the age of 18 and 44 began on May 1.
“Due to the shortage of doses, vaccination for the people above 45 years will not be conducted on Monday,” the BMC stated.
People between 18 and 44 will only be administered vaccines if they have registered via CoWin and have been designated with slots and timings.
Vaccination for the citizens in the age group of 18 to 44 against COVID-19 is free at government hospitals, but citizens will have to pay for the jabs at private facilities.
A total of 86,023 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years received their first dose of COVID vaccine across 11 states on May 1, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra reported 56,647 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the state health bulletin on Sunday. However, the death toll touched 70,284 with 669 new deaths.