COVID-19 in Navi Mumbai: NMMC to continue special vaccination drive on June 3 for students going abroad for higher studies

Amit SrivastavaUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 05:56 PM IST
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The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has decided to continue the "Special Vaccination Session" on June 3, 2021, at Mansaheb Minatai Thackeray Hospital at Sector 15 in Nerul from 9 am to 5 am for students who have been admitted to foreign universities for higher education do not lose their educational opportunities due to lack of immunization.

On June 1, during the special vaccination drive, a total of 252 students took the COVID 19 vaccines. “Throughout the day, a total of 252 students including 143 young men and 109 young women benefited from vaccination. The students expressed satisfaction that NMMC has taken the initiative to organize a special vaccination session considering students’ problem,” said a senior civic official.

As many students could not come for vaccination due to multiple reasons, the special drive will continue on June 3. “In this connection, students between the ages of 18 and 44 who want to go abroad for higher education are urged to come and get vaccinated during this special vaccination session,” said the official.

Eligible students have to bring valid proofs required for vaccination like proof of admission to a foreign university, visa and I-20 or DS-160 Forms obtained from the concerned university for obtaining such visa. “It is mandatory for students coming for vaccination under the special vaccination session to bring any one of the documents mentioned above,” said an official from the civic heath department.

The civic body has appealed all the student in the age group of 18 to 44 years, going abroad for higher education from the NMMC area should take advantage of this special vaccination session. Meanwhile, under the NMMC area, more than 3 lakh citizens have been vaccinated since January 16.

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