The third phase of COVID-19 vaccination in India commenced on Monday, March 1, covering people over 60 and above. Even those above the age of 45 years with comorbidities are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccines.
On Thursday, 13 private hospitals in Mumbai joined the programme. Out of 29, these 13 have been given a go-ahead permission by the Centre to start the vaccination drive. These hospitals can administer 7,000 to 8,000 doses every day.
The 13 new hospitals that can now administer the COVID-19 vaccine are:
- Nanavati Hospital
- Saifee Hospital
- P D Hinduja Hospital & MRC
- Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital
- Holy Family Hospital
- Lilavati Hospitals
- Bombay Hospital
- Fortis Mulund Hospital
- Bhatia General Hospital
- Global Hospital
- Jaslok Hospital
- Parakh Hospital
- Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Apart from 13 private hospitals, six Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)-empanelled hospitals also joined the drive on Thursday. As per reports, together, the 19 hospitals vaccinated over 4,000 people on Thursday while the BMC centres gave 18,000 jabs.
Dr. S. Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals Mumbai on Thursday’s vaccination drive at Fortis Mulund. “We welcome the move that allows us to be a part of this phase of the vaccination drive. We’ve vaccinated about 190 senior citizens and those between the age group of 45-59 yrs today, an encouraging response indeed. Every COVID vaccination is a step towards slowing the spread of the Coronavirus infection”.
Update: Six more private hospitals have joined the drive from Saturday, March 6
- Holy Spirit Hospital (Andheri East)
- Shivam (Kandivali)
- Balaji Hospital (Byculla)
- Surana (Malad)
- Surana Sethia (Chembur)
- Sushrut (Chembur)
List of hospitals where free vaccination is available:
- BKC Jumbo Hospital, Bandra
- Mulund Jumbo Covid Hospital, Mulund
- Nesco Jumbo Covid Hospital, Goregaon
- Seven Hills Hospital, Andheri
- Dahisar Jumbo Hospital, Dahisar
What documents are required for COVID-19 vaccination?
For those who are aged above 45 years and are comorbid, they will have to upload a medical certificate, mentioning their comorbid condition. People who are above the age of 60, need to carry their Aadhaar card or voter ID card or a photo ID card for the vaccination process.