BMC prepares list of citizens eligible for booster dose
In the midst of a rise in Omicron and COVID-19[female[feminine case in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin rolling out booster doses in phases from January 2022. This includes people over 60 with co-morbidities, healthcare professionals and frontline workers.
Authorities are also preparing a list of health workers, frontline staff and the elderly who are eligible to receive the booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to be given nine months after the second injection.
However, it emerged that an estimated 1.3 million citizens are eligible for the recall, which will be given as part of its precautionary measure to combat the novel. coronavirus, provided they have comorbidities.
Moreover, the accounts indicate that in January, only 50,000 elderly people will be eligible for the third dose, and of these, only those with co-morbidities will be able to take them.
Meanwhile, civic body officials said there was no estimate of the exact figure but the majority of citizens over the age of 60 would suffer from co-morbidities. In addition, around 0.3 million healthcare and frontline workers will also be eligible for the third dose.
BMC officials also said they would follow guidelines issued by the central government to vaccinate adolescents and provide the third dose.
According to reports, 48,144 citizens have been vaccinated in Mumbai, bringing the tally to 17,890,595 doses of vaccine administered in the city on Wednesday, December 29.
In addition, the municipality will now provide COVID-19 vaccination to nearly 0.920 million adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18, starting January 3, for which it has also decided to partner with the city’s colleges to vaccinate adolescents.