BMC decides to organize vaccination camps on the premises of an educational institution
According to reports, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with the help of the NGO Project India, will organize vaccination camps against COVID-19[female[feminine on the premises of the educational institution. The island city has 6,12,461 eligible citizens between the ages of 15 and 18 for vaccination, the claim counts.
However, only 83,934 took the first jab since the start of the campaign on January 3, remarked the stories. Additionally, it has been reported that Bombay ranks 34th in Maharashtra in terms of vaccination coverage in young adults.
Based on reports, the city authority found that many parents are reluctant to send their children to jumbo COVID-19 centers for vaccination, which hinders driving. Reports, quoted the additional municipal commissioner, Suresh Kakani, who explained how Mumbai has a limited number of young adult vaccination centers unlike other districts.
According to him, this causes Mumbai to lag behind. He added that the civic body wanted to set up vaccination centers in educational institutions, but members of the COVID-19 task force were reluctant citing adverse events. Kakani further clarified that since they have not seen any adverse effects in the past nine days, they have decided to start the vaccination campaign in educational institutions where parents will be more comfortable.
MCGM proudly collaborates with @projectmumbai1 and @joshishishir to create your college doorstep vaccination for teens (15-18). University principals can take advantage of this free service by emailing [email protected] pic.twitter.com/qmXqvPPTCB
— in Mumbai, at BMC (@mybmc) January 13, 2022
The NGO enlisted by the BMC had previously helped to door-to-door vaccination initiative for the elderly. They are spearheading this campaign by providing on-site medical support. The BMC, on the other hand, will assign a doctor’s office from the district office.
According to the account, the principal or the college principal must send a letter of request for vaccination which mentions the estimated number of beneficiaries. They will also be required to notify the parents of the sending of the pupils on the said date for vaccination.
Read also : Mumbai: Vaccinated patients account for 6% of COVID-19 deaths in over 11 months