Vax drive-ins on Sunday for teens, booster shots

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Gurgaon: The health department will hold drive-throughs at Ambience Mall and Cyber Hub on Sunday to vaccinate those aged between 15 and 17 years as well as people eligible for booster shots.
The drive-in will start from 10am onwards and jabs will be administered on a first-come-first-served basis. Recipients will need to register on the CoWIN portal and bring a document along for age proof.
“The protocol will be the same as followed in the previous drives in the city. There will be 300 slots in each category, i.e., for teenagers and booster doses, at each site,” said Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon.
Recipients will be inoculated at the entry of the parking point after they show the valid document to the vaccinator. They will have to remain in their vehicle for about 30 minutes in the parking areas of the mall after receiving the injection. In case of any adverse effect following immunisation (AEFI), recipients can blink their vehicle indicator light to inform the officers present at the spot. An ambulance will be kept on standby near the session site. The lift lobby in the parking basement will be turned into an AEFI room.
Meanwhile, as many as 2,236 people in the 15-17 age group were vaccinated in Gurgaon on Friday. A total of 11,679 people in the 18-44 group took the shots. In the 45-59 age category, 1,203 people were inoculated while 1,174 people aged above 60 years got jabs. A total of 654 healthcare workers and 263 frontline workers also got vaccinated.
The fifth day of the booster vaccination drive in the city was similar to Day 1 with a low turnout as only 1,682 recipients got the jabs. The health department had opened 10,000 slots — 5,000 for CoWIN-registered recipients and 5,000 for walk-ins — at 77 session sites. Nearly 38,000 healthcare and frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities are eligible for the booster dose in Gurgaon.
Credit Source – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/vax-drive-ins-on-sunday-for-teens-booster-shots/articleshow/88906705.cms

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