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BMC to Administer Preventive Doses of COVID-19 to Health Workers and Seniors Starting Monday

Bombay: After the successful launch of the adolescent vaccination campaign, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) decided to give precautionary doses to its health workers, frontline workers and elderly people suffering from illnesses; the exercise will start from Monday.

Eligible applicants can register their name on the CoWin app. The BMC has also authorized the walk-in in its centers. Eligible people can be vaccinated in BMC centers as well as in private hospitals.

This vaccination will be administered under the direction of the central government and the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group. The BMC made it clear that beneficiaries must have taken the second dose before 9 months or before 39 weeks to be eligible for the booster.

According to the BMC, older people are not required to present their sickness certificate or papers to vaccination centers, but they should consult their doctor before being vaccinated.

Beneficiaries will receive the vaccine free of charge at BMC centers and should not pay more than the rates declared by the central government at private hospitals. There is no different pricing structure for private hospitals. The BMC has launched a call for eligible applicants to benefit from the vaccination.

“We have enough vaccine stock. Due to the rapid vaccination, there are fewer hospitalizations in the third wave. From the start, the BMC has emphasized that only mass vaccination can save lives. Therefore, I call on the seniors to take advantage of the booster dose, ”said Health Committee Chairman Rajul Patel.

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Posted on: Saturday January 08, 2022 23:07 IST

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