The much awaited vaccine is finally received today in Mumbai in the wee hours today. 1.50 lakh doses manufactured by Serum institute of India, ‘Covidshield’ will be given to Mumbaikars. The Vaccination drive will be starting from 16th January, 2021 pan India, until then the vaccines will be stored in F South Ward Cold storage facility. A total of 9,63,000 doses have been received today.
The construction of cold storage facility is in progress in Kanjurmarg and the work completion is expected by this month end.
The Vaccination drive will be starting from 16th January 2021 pan India. Two major BMC hospitals have been reserved for this, Cooper Hospital in Vile parle (west) and Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar (east). Cooper hospital is the model centre which all other hospitals, centres will have to follow.
There must be continuous supply of electricity, internet connectivity, webcast and other facilities in these hospitals.
Initially the front line officials, health workers, doctors, etc will be given vaccination and then people above 50 years of age will follow.
How to register
Currently, common people cannot register for the upcoming vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic as only officials have access to it for now.
Once the app is up and running, it will have four modules — User administrator module, beneficiary registration, vaccination and beneficiary acknowledgment, and status updation.
Once live, the CoWIN app or website will give three options for registration including self-registration, individual registration, and bulk upload. The logistics of it have not yet been revealed. Maybe the government will organise camps where people can go and officials will get them registered for the vaccine. In addition, surveyors and district administrators will also be able to register multiple beneficiaries.
Documents required and cost
People will need to upload a photo identity in order to register. It can be an Aadhar Card, Driving License, PAN Card, and others. Union Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan has announced that the vaccination will be free for frontline workers.
The cost for the general public will be between Rs. 210/- to Rs.250/- (per vaccine)
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