Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday (July 8) said that The COVID-19 vaccination drive at Mumbai’s civic and government-run vaccination centres will remain suspended today (July 9) due to a shortage of vaccines. The vaccination drive will resumes once a fresh stock of vaccines are received.

“Citizens of Mumbai are constantly informed about the vaccination, depending on the availability of vaccine stocks, and an appropriate decision has been taken,” the BMC’s statement said.

Earlier on July 1 as well, Municipal Corporation had suspended vaccination at civic and government-run centres as well citing shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses.

As per BMC data a total of 58,84,019 citizens have been vaccinated in the city till Wednesday, and of these, 12,29,546 beneficiaries had received the second dose as well.

Presently, a total of 401 operational COVID-19 vaccination centres are running in Mumbai, of which 283 are operated by the BMC, 20 are government-run and 98 are private centres.

Mumbai reported 540 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total in the maximum city caseload has reached 7,26,824, BMC said on Thursday. There are presently 7,714 active cases in Mumbai.

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