Good News! Now, Mumbaikars Can Get Free Booster Doses At “This” Centre


Days after claiming that Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is ready to administer the precautionary dose, the civic body has commenced no-cost booster doses to 18-59 years old beneficiaries in the city.

With this, the civic-run Dharavi COVID-19 Vaccination Centre (CVC) becomes the first and only inoculation centre to start administering free booster doses.

Reports stated that under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, Jaslok Hospital started this initiative to provide free vaccines at the Shashtrinagar-2 CVC in Dharavi.

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After receiving good response here, the BMC authorities have requested other private hospitals too to step forward and join hands with them under their CSR initiatives. Other hospitals such as Bombay Hospital, Surana Hospital too have shown interest in participating in the initiative, said officials adding that they expect a few more hospitals to collaborate soon.

While Jaslok Hospital specifically wanted to start the initiative in Dharavi, other hospitals wants to start their initiative in centres which have huge beneficiary footfalls, official further stated.

It has come to light that rather than wasting the ‘near expiry’ vaccines, the private hospitals have started initiatives giving free-of-charge jabs to needy beneficiaries who are eligible for the booster dose at government CVCs. Booster doses cost about INR 380-386 in a private hospital.

Many private hospitals have a huge stock of the Covishield vaccine compared to the Covaxin vaccine.

The booster doses to all adults have been available since April 10 at private hospitals after the Ministry of Health gave a green signal.

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