Walk-in facility for Mumbaikars above 60 years, differently-abled for three days

Mumbai: In a bid to handle the crowds at vaccination centres in addition to to sort out the vaccine scarcity, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company on Wednesday issued revised tips for residents, beneath which particular days of the week have been assigned to the totally different age teams.

In response to the notification, beneficiaries above the age of 60 years, individuals wanting the second dose of Covaxin or Covishield and differently-abled can now go for on-the-spot vaccine registration and walk-in instantly at their nearest centres to get the jab.

The differently-abled may also avail the walk-in vaccination facility.

Nonetheless, this provision shall be allowed solely on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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The civic physique additional talked about that on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, all eligible beneficiaries should e-book their slots utilizing the CoWIN portal solely and that on-the-spot registration won’t be permitted on today.

Vaccination centres will stay closed on Sundays.

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The civic physique additionally directed that each one the vaccination centres should replace their respective timings and slots on the CoWIN portal in keeping with the variety of vaccine doses they’ve left with them. “Every vaccination centre should solely administer 100 doses per day, per sales space,” the notification learn.

In the meantime, the vaccination drive for the 18-44 age group is prone to be suspended in Maharashtra amid a scarcity of doses. The state authorities has additionally determined to divert Covaxin doses that had been bought for vaccinating the 18-44 age group individuals, in the direction of the completion of second doses of the 45 plus age group beneficiaries.

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