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Navi Mumbai: Civic body to hold special vaccination drive on June 16 for students going abroad

05:57 PM Jun 15, 2021 | Amit Srivastava

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has decided to hold a special third vaccination drive for students going abroad for higher studies. The civic body received requests from a large section of students who could not come for the vaccination in the earlier two sessions.

In the first two special vaccination sessions, a total of 319 students were vaccinated.

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The third special vaccination session was to be held on June 10. However, it was suspended due to the forecast of heavy rainfall in the city.

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Now, the third session will be held on June 16, 2021, at Mansaheb Minatai Thackeray Hospital at Sector 15 in Nerul from 9 am to 5 am, ensuring that students who have been admitted to foreign universities for higher education do not lose their educational opportunities due to lack of immunization.

“In this connection, students between the ages of 18 and 44 who want to go abroad for higher education can come and get vaccinated during this special vaccination session,” said a senior civic official from the civic health department.

Eligible students have to bring valid ID 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 a 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 health department.

The civic body has appealed to 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.

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