COVID-19: BMC To Publish Daily List of Functioning Vaccination Centres Across Mumbai

COVID-19: BMC To Publish Daily List of Functioning Vaccination Centres Across Mumbai

Coronavirus vaccine supply has been falling across India, with several centres either closed or non-operational. We’ve seen several images of vaccination points in Mumbai with posters saying vaccines were unavailable. This has undoubtedly hindered the state and local administration’s ability to vaccinate as many individuals as possible amidst the fresh wave of cases.  

With all the confusion surrounding vaccination, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to upload a daily availability list of vaccination centres across multiple social media sites. 

The civic body has shared a list showing government, private, and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) vaccination centres that will be operational on Tuesday, April 27. The BMC also shared the number of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines available at the centres. 

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The list shows that some centres are offering Covishield or Covaxin only for the second dosage while a few centres specify that they will only administer either vaccine until stocks last. The BMC explained why the timing for vaccinations may be different each day. 

“CVCs decide their timings to ensure efficient crowd management. Also, since sessions at some centres started late today, vaccination at those CVCs went on for longer,” the civic body said on Twitter. 

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Vaccination is an effective tool to reduce COVID-19 fatalities or hospitalisation as per the studies available. With vaccine makers expected to make up for the lost time, the civic body will hope to cover as many people as possible. 

Starting May 1, people over the age of 18 are allowed to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. This will cover a broader segment of the population, as compared to the previous phases that mostly covered adults with comorbidities and seniors. BMC’s data show that around 60,000 Mumbai residents received their vaccine as of 10 PM on Monday.

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