COVID-19: Sisodia inaugurates drive-in vaccination centre for 18+ group at Saket

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May 27, 2021 3:29 PM

A drive-in vaccination centre for beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years was inaugurated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday, officials said.

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A drive-in vaccination centre for beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years was inaugurated by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday, officials said. The centre, located in a parking lot of a plush mall, is being run by a leading private health facility, they said.

“Deputy CM Manish Sisodia opened a drive-in vaccination centre dedicated for the age group of 18-44 years. It is the first such facility, only for that particular age bracket,” a spokesperson of the Fortis Hospital said, adding, that it is located at Select City Walk mall.

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had inaugurated Delhi’s first drive-in vaccination centre inside the premises of another private facility in Dwarka, which will cater to all age groups. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Atishi, in a vaccination bulletin issued online on Wednesday evening, had said, “For 18-44 age group, we were vaccinating over 80,000 people per day till a few days ago, but now it has been halted totally as we don’t have doses for this category of beneficiaries”.

Vaccination for the 18-44 years age group is now being done only at private hospitals, and a dose of vaccine is priced there between Rs 800 to Rs 1,350, which many in Delhi cannot afford, she had said.

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