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BMC might use schools as COVID-19 vaccination centres

In view of the population of Mumbai, the idea of starting vaccination centres in municipal schools is also underway.

BMC might use schools as COVID-19 vaccination centres
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As the vaccine for COVID-19 is to be administered from January 16, the authorities have set up several centres to distribute the same.

At the administration level, considering the population of Mumbai, the idea of starting vaccination centres in municipal schools is also underway. However, schools are yet to set up all the necessary medical systems.

According to sources, vaccination centres in municipal schools will only be initiated if the need arises in the last phase. The administration had initially announced the setting up of vaccination centres in eight hospitals. Moreover, it had planned to vaccinate 12,000 people daily in these eight centres. After that, the administration decided to start vaccination centres at 75 places like the municipal hospitals, adjoining hospitals, dispensaries and jumbo centres for the coronavirus.

With the population of Mumbai crossing the 1.84 crore mark, the intention has been to give the available vaccine to more and more people in a short period of time. A system is being set up for the same.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, January 13, the first stock of Covishield vaccine arrived in Mumbai at 5.30 AM. The consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine was dispatched from the Serum Institute of India (SII) earlier on Tuesday, January 12. Moreover, the vaccines are being stored at the storage facility at F/South Ward Office situated in Parel, Mumbai. Moreover, the vaccine will be delivered across the city at designated vaccination centres for the national inoculation drive set for January 16.

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