The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has said that it will start administering Covid-19 vaccines to pregnant women from July 15. According to a statement released by the civic body on Wednesday, it has earmarked 35 vaccination centres across its 24 wards that will inoculate pregnant women.
Executive Health Office Dr Mangala Gomare said the number of vaccination centres administering shots to pregnant women would be augmented with time. “We have made available both pre-registration and walk-in options open to pregnant women. However, to avoid crowding, we would urge the beneficiaries to pre-register themselves,” Gomare told the FPJ on Wednesday.
“In the first phase, vaccines will be administered to pregnant women only at maternity homes and government hospitals. Later, more dedicated centres for pregnant women will be introduced, as our stocks are replenished,” she said.
Some of the hospitals that the BMC has earmarked for this purpose are Cama Hospital, BYL Nair Hospital, JJ Hospital, KEM Hospital, Mahim Maternity Home, Trauma Care Hospital, Shatabdi Hospital, Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital and Akurli Maternity Home.
Those having recently recovered from Covid-19 and having been administered antibodies should get vaccinated three weeks post-recovery, according to the BMC statement.