Vaccination for citizens between 18 and 44 to be given at these five centres in Mumbai

Though these doses are low, vaccination drive will be conducted as scheduled and will continue as the doses arrive, explained CM Uddhav Thackeray while addressing the state on April 30, 2021

Vaccination for citizens between 18 and 44 to be given at these five centres in Mumbai

The state government, on Maharashtra Day, i.e. from May 1, 2021, will begin the third phase of vaccination for citizens between the age of 18 and 44. Information regarding the same was given by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who also said that at present the stock of vaccines is very limited so the same will be administered to few citizens only

He added that until then, everyone should stay same and follow the norms directed by the government. He addressed the state on Friday, April 30, and interacted with the public via social media. Sharing the COVID-19 status he informed the public about the vaccination drive being planned in Maharashtra, and the responsibility for vaccinating citizens, from this phase, has been shifted to the respective state. The government has already announced free vaccinations for 18 to 44 year olds and the Center will continue to supply vaccines to for citizens above 45 years of age.

Respective districts have been given the responsibility to conduct the same, and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made preparations at five BMC immunization centers in the city. Furthermore, only those who have registered on the Cowin app will be vaccinated.

A total of 20,000 doses will be given at the following are the vaccination centres in Mumbai. BMC confirmed that the vaccination will be given between 1pm and 6pm, and no walk-ins will be allowed.

  • Nair Hospital (Mumbai Central)
  • Rajawadi Hospital (Ghatkopar)
  • Cooper Hospital (Juhu)
  • Seven Hills Hospital (Andheri)
  • Jumbo Covid Center (BKC)

The information was shared by ANI on Twitter


CM also added that a very limited supply has been received from the Centre for the vaccination of citizens below the age of 45 years and the state also wants to vaccinate citizens below 18 years of age in the future, for which more vaccines will be required. Currently,  there are only two companies producing coronavirus vaccine in the country and the officials have contacted both of these companies, but both have limitations in the production. 

These companies have planned to give 50 per cent of the total production to the Center and the remaining 50 per cent to various states and private entities, as directed by the government. Keeping the same in mind, the state has are also prepared to discuss the plans with other companies.

On the other hand, there is a population of about 6 crores between the ages of 18 and 44, basis which the state will need at least 12 crore doses in total. As of now, the government has been vaccinating five lakh people a day and is ready to increase this capacity to 13 lakh per day. 

He mentioned that despite the state facing financial difficulties, the government is ready to pay the sum required to buy the entire 12 crore doses as this will save the lives of the citizens. But there are no vaccines available in the country. Therefore, the request to meet the demand has been made from the center. 

Besides this, as per plans, the authorities will start giving three lakh doses available for 18 to 44 year olds from May 1. Though these doses are low, vaccination drive  will be conducted as scheduled and will continue as the doses arrive, explained Uddhav Thackeray.

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