In a first, Gurugram markets to set up vax camps


Gurgaon: The health department has decided to set up vaccination camps across Gurgaon’s market areas from Monday. For the first time in the city, recipients will be able to walk into these session sites in the evenings.
The timing for the vaccinations has been decided from 4 pm to 8 pm. The department is planning to carry out the sessions at five sites across the city. Also, both first and second doses of Covisheild will be administered at these sites.
This decision to set up the camps in marketplaces was taken by the health department to increase the pace of inoculations in the city. Earlier, the evening sessions were only carried out within the premises of hospitals.
“We have selected three sites for the vaccination drive at market areas for now. We will select two more soon. The three sites are Galleria market, Mahavir Jain mandir chowk bus-stand and Hanuman mandir in Sadar Bazar. These sessions will have 100 first and second doses daily,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon.
Notably, no pre-registration is required and anyone above 18 years can get vaccinated at the camps free of cost. A team for AEFI cases will be at the site and an ambulance will be on standby. The CVC is linked with the nearest government hospital.
Meanwhile, the district is gearing up for a mega vaccination drive. On Monday, Gurgaon will have 203 session sites. Of these, 197 sites will give Covishield doses, while Covaxin will be given at five sites. Sputnik V will be administered to recipients at one site. Gurgaon aims to vaccinate 1.4 lakh recipients in the three-day mega vaccination drive.
The state government has asked the districts to complete their first dose target during the mega vaccination drive. For districts that have already completed their first dose target, the focus will be on the second jab. The targets of the drive have been set for each district in Haryana. They have been asked to divide the targets over three days.
On Sunday, as many as 2,328 people in the 18-44 age group got vaccinated. In the 45-plus category, 322 people took the shots. In all, 2,662 jabs were administered. A total of 619 first doses and 2,043 second doses were given to recipients in the city on Sunday.
According to the revised projected data, the total population of Haryana stands at 3,03,98,334 and its eligible population for vaccination is 1,90,69,418. Out of them, the first dose has been administered to 1,33,65,641 recipients. This means, 57,03,777 recipients are yet to get the first dose.
3 new cases in city
The city on Sunday recorded three new Covid cases, taking the caseload to 1,81,113, of which 51 are active cases. A total of 47 patients are in home isolation, while four are in hospitals. The positivity rate stands at 0.1%. Five people recovered on Sunday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,80,039. The recovery rate stands at 99.6%.
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