Mumbai: BMC organises special Covid-19 vaccination drive for women

A special Covid-19 vaccination drive organised for women by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday has received a positive response, with several recipients calling it a fantastic effort by the government.

“Women, as such, have so many responsibilities to fulfil and many times they find it hard to get a time slot. Even pre-registration is difficult at times. Plus, many women can’t afford the vaccines at private hospitals. So this is really a good move,” said Snehal, who had come to BKC vaccination centre for her second dose.

The special vaccination drive for women is being carried out from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm in all the 24 wards. No pre-registration is required and women can walk in for vaccinations at any government vaccination centres. Both first and second doses are being provided.

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Another Mumbai resident, Shabnam, appreciated the move but felt that the drive could have been organised earlier.

“This should have been done long back. So many women have already died. Many are still waiting for vaccines. Many of us have lost their jobs and are scared to even go out. Now, women are getting vaccines for free and don’t need to pre-register because they can come at their own convenient time and get the vaccine,” she said.

Mumbai still has more than 4,000 active cases. The latest count stands at 4,654. On September 16, Mumbai recorded 446 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths.

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