640 take the vaccine at two drive-through sites

640 take the vaccine at two drive-through sites

A man gets vaccinated at a drive-through vaccination site at the District Sports Complex, Sector 78, in Mohali on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 12

As many as 640 persons in the 45-plus age group were jabbed at the two drive-through vaccination facilities, the District Sports Complex in Sector 78 and Piccadilia in Mullanpur, New Chandigarh, today. While 390 doses were administered at the Sector 78 complex, 250 persons received the vaccine at the Mullanpur facility.

The Mohali administration launched the two facilities today where people were inoculated from 10 am to 4 pm.

The drive-through option is for those aged above 45, healthcare workers and frontline workers. The registration is being done on the spot. Those wishing to get inoculated have to carry Aadhaar card or any other identity card and a registered mobile phone to the vaccination site. Only two people are allowed in a car. It is a free-of-cost service on first come, first served basis.

“For faster movement, beneficiaries’ details, including name, date of birth/age, mobile number and an ID card, should be kept handy. After getting the jab in the car, the vaccinated person will have to wait in his car at the earmarked parking area for the stipulated observation time and would need to just honk to avail medical assistance,” said an official of the Health Department.

Mohali SDM Jagdeep Sehgal said, “We have got a good response. Such drive-throughs will continue in the coming days. — TNS

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