70 Get Jabs On Opening Day Of Delhi's First Drive-Through Vaccination Centre

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.

70 Get Jabs On Opening Day Of Delhi's First Drive-Through Vaccination Centre

Drive-through vaccinations were conducted in Delhi for the first time on Wednesday.

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 hospital spokesperson 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.

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.