On 100cr day, gloom over falling vax nos; fests make last mile tougher
The Times of India Mumbai|October 22, 2021
The day India’s vaccination drive hit a billion doses, health officials in Mumbai and Maharashtra confronted a grim fact: a sluggish pace of vaccination compared to the last two months.
Malathy Iyer & Bhavika Jain TNN

Mumbai:

In September, 29.5 lakh people — the highest monthly turnout in the city — got vaccinated against 21.4 lakh in August. BMC data shows that in October (till 17th), only 11.2 lakh took the vaccine.

“There is no denying that there is a drop in vaccination, but it is mainly due to the festive season,” said BMC additional commissioner Suresh Kakani. The vaccination drive began in January with long queues and up to six hours of waiting at public centres offering free vaccination. During stockout in the months of May and June, queues at some centres began in the wee hours of morning.

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