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Delhi Gets First Drive-through Covid Vaccination Centre, 70 People Get Jabs on Opening Day

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visits the drive-through vaccination centre started from today, in Dwarka. (PTI Photo)(

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visits the drive-through vaccination centre started from today, in Dwarka. (PTI Photo)(

The drive-through inoculation centre, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is an initiative by the Delhi government and Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital.

Delhi's maiden drive-through COVID-19 vaccination centre opened at Vegas Mall in Dwarka on Wednesday with 70 people getting inoculated on the first day, officials said. The drive-through inoculation centre, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is an initiative by the Delhi government and Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital.

The centre will operate from 9 AM to 5 PM and registration on CoWIN mobile application is a must for people looking to get vaccinated, a spokesperson of Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital said. A routine on-site vaccination facility has also been set up at Vegas Mall. It will operate from 9 AM to 9 PM.

One can get a vaccine shot for Rs 1,400 at the drive-through centre while a dose at the on-site facility will cost Rs 1,000. Seventy people were vaccinated at the drive-through centre and 157 at the on-site facility on the first day, the officials said.

A hospital official said 30,000 doses of Covishield have been procured for the vaccination centres at Vegas Mall. A 50-member team from the hospital has been deployed to run the drive-through centre that plans to administer around 300 doses a day.

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The centre will soon launch a mobile vaccination unit, VaxiVan, to inoculate people in residential societies and corporate offices. Vaccines were administered free of cost to underprivileged people at the on-site facility on the first day, the spokesperson said.

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first published:May 26, 2021, 22:14 IST