COVID-19 vaccination drive for Pregnant Women in Mumbai to start from July 15

Information regarding the same was shared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which mentioned that the vaccines will be administered across 35 centres in the city.

COVID-19 vaccination drive for Pregnant Women in Mumbai to start from July 15

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a recently made announcement, informed that the concerned department will begin the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination drive for pregnant woman in Mumbai from Thursday, July 15, 2021. This drive will be conducted at 35 locations in the BMC area. 

Following points have been shared by the civic body regarding the same

  • All pregnant women can benefit from the vaccination drive during any phase of the pregnancy period
  • Pregnant women are expected to carry the complete information about the pregnancy and the decision to get vaccinated will be voluntary (informed choice).
  • Women who have been exposed to COVID-19 and who have been treated with Monoclonal Antibodies or Convalescent Plasma can be vaccinated after 12 weeks.
  • In order to receive more information regarding vaccination, one can contact all health centers and concerned departments.
  • Women are advised to consult their respective doctors before getting vaccinated.

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Following hospitals and centres in the city will be used for the vaccination drive for pregnant women

  • Ward A - Cama Hospital, Fort
  • Ward E - Nair Charitable Hospital and Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai Central
  • Ward E - Jagjivanram Western Railway Hospital, Byculla
  • Ward E - JJ Hospital, Byculla 
  • Ward E - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Central Railway Hospital, Byculla 
  • Ward F North- Mumbai Port Trust, Wadala    
  • Ward F North - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and Medical College, Sion    
  • Ward F South - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Sun Medical College, Parel
  • Ward F South  - GM Hospital, Parel    
  • Ward F South - Naigaon Maternity Hospital    
  • Ward G North -  Mahim Maternity Hospital, Mahim    
  • Ward G South - ESIS Hospital, Worli    
  • Ward H East - Vishnu Prasad Nandrai Desai Municipal General Hospital, Santacruz (East)    
  • Ward H West - K. B. Bhabha Hospital, Bandra (West)    
  • Ward K West - Balasaheb Thackeray Medical College and Cooper Hospital, Vile Parle (West)
  • Ward K East - Shirodkar Maternity Hospital, Vile Parle    
  • Ward L - Khan Bahadur Bhabha Municipal Hospital, Kurla Bhabha, Kurla (West)    
  • Ward L  - Maa Saheb Meenatai Thackeray Maternity Hospital, Chunabhatti    
  • Ward M East  - Deonar Maternity Hospital    
  • Ward M West  - Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Shatabdi Hospital, Govandi (East)    
  • Ward M East  - BARC Hospital, Chembur    
  • Ward M East - RCF Hospital    
  • Ward N  - Matoshri Ramabai Thackeray Maternity Hospital    
  • Ward N - Sant Muktabai Municipal General Hospital, Ghatkopar (West)    
  • Ward N  - Seth Wadilal Chhatrabhuj Gandhi & Monji Amidas Vora Municipal General Hospital, Rajawadi Ghatkopar (East)    
  • Ward P North - Chauksi Maternity Hospital, Malad    
  • Ward P North  - Manohar Vaman Desai Municipal General Hospital, Malad (East)    
  • Ward P North  - Riddhi Garden Municipal Hospital    
  • Ward R Central - Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Municipal General Hospital, Borivali    
  • Ward R Central - Charkop Division 3 Maternity Hospital    
  • Ward R South  - Akurli Maternity Hospital, Kandivali    
  • Ward R South  - Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal General Hospital, Kandivali (West)    
  • Ward R South  - ESIS Hospital, Kandivali    
  • Ward S - LBS Maternity hospital    
  • Ward T  - Swatantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar Municipal Hospital, Mulund (East

Earlier, the civic body started the vaccination for lactating mothers from 19th May 2021. However, as per the directives issued by the Government of India, vaccination for pregnant women was not started in the city. But with the new guidelines, the municipal corporation has included pregnant women in the COVID-19 vaccination protocol as per the recommendations of the National Vaccination Technical Advisory Group and the National Expert Group for COVID-19 Vaccination. 

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News18 quoted NTAGI Chief, NK Arora, who said, “Pregnant women can take the vaccine at any time since detection of the pregnancy. It does not seem that the vaccine will have any ill-effect on the child growing up in the mother’s womb. If the mother develops immunity, it will be passed on to the fetus. One in 10 lakh women have experienced bleeding or formation of clots."

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