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Mumbai's First COVID-19 vaccination centre to be set up at Cooper Hospital

The state government and BMC have started preparations on a war footing for COVID-19 vaccinations. According to reports, the first vaccination centre is being set up at the Cooper Hospital along with KEM, Sion and Nair Hospitals.

Mumbai's First COVID-19 vaccination centre to be set up at Cooper Hospital
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The wait for the coronavirus vaccine in our estimation is over as it might soon be available to all. The state government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) have started preparations on a war footing for COVID-19 vaccinations.

According to reports, the first vaccination centre is being set up at the Cooper Hospital along with KEM, Sion Hospital and Nair Hospitals for the first phase.

For this, BMC has formed 500 teams. There will be five people in each team. A person giving the vaccine, an investigator, two support staff and a security personal. BMC has 300 cold chain boxes, which will hold the same temperature as is provided to store the vaccine in cold storage.

The reports stated that the training of 500 teams working for vaccination has started on Thursday, December 17. The training will be given by eight experts from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and municipal officials who have completed the training from the Central Health Department.

The center in Cooper hospital will have a waiting room for those who have been vaccinated. The second cell will be kept for the vaccination. Meanwhile, the vaccinated persons will be kept in the third ward for some time for medical supervision. The officials said that the center would be set up in the next two to three days and trial vaccinations will be given. Moreover, once the center is set up, similarly it will be set up in three other hospitals.

However, if the patients or doctors face any problems with vaccination procedure improvements will made accordingly. Apart from that, the Centre has issued guidelines for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read More: Things you need to know about COVID-19 vaccination in India

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