The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has announced that all eligible beneficiaries over 18 in Mumbai have been fully vaccinated with two doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Mumbai thus became the first major city in the country to fully vaccinate 100% of its citizens. It also has the highest vaccination coverage among the 36 districts of Maharashtra.
On Tuesday, Mumbai vaccinated its entire adult population of 92.39 lakh with two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, officials confirmed.
“So far, 1,02,96,917 first doses have been administered in the 18+ segment, reaching 111% vaccination of this age group. In the population over 12, the city has achieved 93% vaccination,” an official said. “So far, 94,92,511 people have received the second dose of the vaccine out of the 1,02,44,843 people initially targeted,” the official added.
“It’s really a proud moment for us. Initially we had lukewarm responses (to vaccination) but gradually it increased. Now we have over 350 vaccination centers where we have also called on retired nurses for vaccination,” said BMC Additional Commissioner Suresh Kakani.
Mumbai crossed 50% vaccination coverage last October. The city has so far administered 2.05 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine since the start of the mass vaccination program in January 2021. Of which 4.15 lakh are third doses (precautionary doses).
(with PTI inputs)