On Wednesday morning, January 13, Mumbai obtained over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).
This first batch of doses will likely be delivered throughout town at designated vaccination centres for the inoculation drive set to start on January 16, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated in an announcement. Health division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from neighbouring Pune below the safety of two police automobiles, it stated.
The vaccine doses are being saved at a facility in F-South ward workplace located in Parel. The civic physique has additionally created a centralised chilly storage facility for vaccines in Kanjurmarg.
Nearly 1.30 lakh well being staff from Mumbai have thus far registered for vaccination, in line with BMC officers. A minimal of 100 folks will likely be vaccinated towards COVID-19 at a single centre which can have a staff of 5 personnel who will confirm the SMS despatched to the individual to be inoculated, her or his id and administer the vaccine. The CoWin system will likely be used for this.
To handle the gang, the BMC has determined to conduct the COVID-19 vaccination drive in two shifts – from 7 am to 2 pm after which from 2 pm to 9 pm.
Mumbai can have 72 inoculation centres, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated in a launch on Tuesday, January 12.
With mass immunization all internationally, medical doctors consider that there will likely be a rising demand for vaccination certificates. To tackle this, the beneficiaries will likely be given a QR code of their vaccination, which is able to maintain the proof of their immunization. Also, after the completion of each the vaccines, they are going to be given an auto-generated certificates on their cellphone.