Covid-19: BMC resumes inoculation of 45+ today; only for those needing 2nd dose

After halting Covid vaccination for 45+ age group previous Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) is restarting it as we speak, however just for these in want of their second dose.

The vaccination drive was suspended for these above 45 years of age till Monday as a consequence of scarcity of inventory. With extra inventory now, BMC is resuming vaccination. Conserving it just for these in search of their second dose will assist avert crowding.

From Tuesday, metropolis’s first drive-in vaccination centre can be anticipated to start out in Dadar. As of now, solely the second dose will likely be administered there.

Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner of BMC, on Monday mentioned, “The car parking zone has sufficient house for 60 to 70 autos. A registration stall will even be arrange, however beneficiaries will likely be registered by the employees on the centre whereas ready within the queue.”

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BMC additionally defined why it had determined to inoculate solely these eligible for his or her second doses. In a tweet on Monday evening, the civic physique mentioned, “On account of restricted inventory, you will need to present second dose to beneficiaries on time, to make sure vaccine efficacy. As soon as enough inventory is out there, vaccination could be made open for all, for each doses.”

This implies general 60 vaccination centre within the metropolis will likely be practical on Tuesday administrating second dose within the metropolis. These all 60 centes will likely be authorities and civic-run centres.

In case of personal hospitals, the BMC has maintained that, “ As per authorities of India pointers, non-public hospitals have to obtain vaccine from producers and never BMC. For 45+, listing of personal hospitals which have procured vaccine and their slots out there are seen on Co-WIN portal together with worth per dose and vaccine kind.”

In the meantime, vaccination for 18-44 age group will proceed at 5 vaccination centres within the metropolis whereby 2,500 slots have been booked. In Mumbai, general 5,813 residents in age group of 18-44 have been vaccinated adopted by 862,560 in age group of 45 to 59 and 980,546 within the above 60 years of age group. If we embody healthcare and frontline employees, Mumbai has vaccinated 2,459,883 folks since January 16.

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