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Mumbai: BMC starts its 3 day special walk-in vaccination drive for citizens at its centres

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today started its three day special walk in vaccination drive for citizens at its centres in Mumbai. In this drive citizens aged 60 years and above will get the first and the second dose of Covishield vaccine during this period.

Health workers and frontline workers as well as 45 years and above will get the second dose. While, all age groups will get the second dose of Covaxin.

People aged above 45-years can walk into 213 centres in Mumbai between 10 am to 3 pm for three days beginning today and receive the first dose of Covishield vaccine in a special drive by The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Those above 60 years of age can also walk in at these centres to receive Covishield vaccine but those seeking the second dose will need to have completed 84 days after the first dose to be eligible.

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The special drive will also provide the second dose of Covaxin to all age groups. BMC officials said the number of centres and timing will differ during the three day special drive to vaccinate people in the 45 years age group.

The corporation had suspended walk-in vaccination about two weeks ago citing overcrowding at vaccination centres. The BMC last week resumed walk-in vaccination for those above 60 years.

Vaccination for 18-44 years age group remains suspended in civic and government run vaccination centres. The BMC has informed that  from May 27 to 29, the vaccination drive will be carried out after registration by beneficiaries.

There will be no vaccination on May 30. Any changes in the schedule will be informed to the public a day earlier..

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