Vaccination Drive In Mumbai To Halt Tomorrow Due To Vaccine Shortage

Vaccination Drive In Mumbai To Halt Tomorrow Due To Vaccine Shortage

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Mumbai's Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Thursday said that the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive in city will come to a halt from Friday as the stock of vaccine doses in the city is about to end.

She said that the vaccination drive could continue only if the city receives enough doses.

"The vaccination drive in the city will definitely come to a halt from Friday...Only if the city gets the supply (of vaccines), the drive will continue," Pednekar said.

"The existing stock of vaccine doses could last only till today(Thursday) evening and Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has also declared about it," she added.

This is for the first time that Maharashtra is going through such a "worst situation", she said, and held the Union government responsible for it.

The mayor said that due to the shortage of vaccines, it would be difficult for the authorities to administer the second dose of vaccines to those people who have got the first dose so far.

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