As the surge in coronavirus cases in the country continues unabated, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on April 26 shared a list of COVID-19 vaccination centres in Mumbai that have become functional today.
All the state, private as well as Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) centres are open, and there are in all 94 COVID-19 vaccination centres in Mumbai, as per the BMC list.
Due to the limited supply of Covaxin and Covishield vaccines, the vaccination drive for COVID-19 has hit a hurdle in Mumbai. The second phase of the vaccination drive is currently underway and the third phase will commence from May 1 in which all the citizen above 18 are eligible for vaccine jab.
Here’s a list of all CVCs functional today (26 Apr, 2021).
All MCGM & State CVCs are operational. Some Pvt centres are expected to start with a slight delay.
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A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.How many types of vaccines are there?
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.
In addition to these, few more CVCs are collecting their stocks & will be functional by tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/7uecZFiib7
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) April 26, 2021
Here is the list of vaccination centres functional in Mumbai
Nearly 1,08,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine has been received and its distribution to government and private vaccination centres has started, BMC informed. This will help in smooth vaccination in Mumbai for at least three days from April 26 to 28.