Sisodia for walk-in Covid vaccination for 45+
Chairing a review meeting on Delhi’s vaccination drive today, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia issued directives to institute walk-in vaccination for people above 45 years of age in all centres of Delhi.
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Sisodia said: “After reviewing challenges of citizens with regard to internet accessibility and issues in registering online slots, we have made a decision to allow registration and walk-in vaccination in all vaccination centres of Delhi, for individuals above 45 years of age. Further, we have also taken the decision to shift vaccination centres from hospitals to Delhi Government School centres for citizens above 45 years of age. Vaccination centres in Delhi Government Schools had been initiated on 3rd may for citizens between 18 to 45 years of age, same will be done now for citizens above 45 years. Inclusivity and accessibility are key to ensure a successful mass vaccination drive in Delhi.”
Concluding the review meeting, Sisodia said: “To make vaccination process easier for citizens above 45 years of age, we have taken a decision to shift vaccination centres from hospitals to Delhi Government School Centres and scale up these centres so they are accessible to all. Considering many individuals are now finding it difficult to register online, the facility of walk-in vaccination will be administered in all these centres for citizens above 45 and they would easily be able to register at these centres.”
Sisodia said: “Delhi Government is planning to quickly scale up vaccination centres in Delhi, instituting centres in every part of Delhi and ensuring that all centres have all the required materials to vaccinate a large number of people in a short amount of time. These centres will be open 6 days a week barring Sundays.”
Commenting on the number of vaccination doses administered, Sisodia said: “If Delhi continues to receive the required number of vaccines, we will be able to vaccinate 3 lakh people daily, 1.5 lakh vaccines will be administered to people between 18-45 years and 1.5 lakh to citizens above 45 years.”
Further, the Dy. CM said out of 57 lakh citizens above 45 years of age, 22 lakh have been vaccinated as of now. Further, Sisodia also appealed to the Central Government requesting to fulfil the vaccine requirement of Delhi to ensure all citizens of Delhi can be vaccinated in a swift manner.