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BMC begins door-to-door vaccination trial for bed-ridden people in Mumbai

The Brihannumbai Municipal Corporation on Friday launched the trial for door-step vaccination to strengthen its immunity drive for the bed-ridden people in Mumbai. As per reports, the first phase of the door-to-door scheme will be tested in the western suburb of Andheri (East), Marol, Chakala and other areas of the K-east ward. The information about these bed-ridden citizens will be aggregated at the covidvacc2bedridden@gmail.com, the civic body stated. So far details of around 4,466 such people have been received.

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Negative RT-PCR report not mandatory for fully vaccinated individuals entering Maharashtra

Authorities in Maharashtra have scrapped off the rule to produce negative RT-PCR test reports if passengers are fully vaccinated. Visitors that have received both doses of the anti-viral shot at least 15 days before travel and have the COWIN portal certificate to authenticate the same, do not require to produce the negative test reports for entry into the state. This new protocol is valid for both, domestic and international flyers, read reports.

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Vaccination drive resumes in Mumbai for 18-plus citizens from today!

Owing to an acute shortage of vaccines, inoculation centres across Mumbai were shut for a period of 3 days, from 9 July to 11 July. While there is no provision for booking slots on the weekend, these centres remained shut on Friday as well and with the supplies sufficiently replenished now, they have resumed functioning from today. Citizens can visit their nearest centres between 9 AM to 5 PM with prior appointments or get registered on-spot to receive their immunisation dose.

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Mumbai Civic Body to execute pneumococcal vaccination program for kids aged below 1

In a welfare initiative, children under the age of one will soon be provided free Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. As per reports, the cost-free facility will be available at all civic-run dispensaries, clinics, and hospitals in Mumbai, once the project is rolled out. Reportedly, the immunity booster jabs safeguard the lungs against a variety of ailments including pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases.

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Mumbai's Haffkine Biopharma to produce 22.8 crore Covaxin doses to boost domestic vax production

On Wednesday, the central government took steps to accelerate the production of vaccines so that the eligible beneficiaries can be vaccinated at the earliest. Hence, under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 Mission 'Covid Suraksha', three public enterprises are being supported to boost vaccine production. These enterprises include Mumbai's Haffkine Biopharmaceutical Corporation Limited, Hyderabad's Indian Immunologicals Limited and UP's Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Limited.

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