Mumbai saw such a drive-in vaccination centre state which began May 5 at the multi-storey Kohinoor parking lot near Shivaji park, Dadar.
On Monday, 31st May, Pune’s first drive-in vaccination centre was inaugurated in an auditorium located in Hadapsar. Around 5 months after Pune saw the first person in state to be vaccinated against Covid-19, Pune Municipal Corporation aka the PMC started the first drive-in vaccination centre & 64 people got vaccinated on the very first day itself. The centre is the first kind of its own here & is prioritising senior citizens and the disabled.
Mr. Chetan Tupe who is the NCP member of the Legislative Assembly, inaugurated the centre, & said, “The auditorium which was vacant since the pandemic and is not likely to start soon has a large parking space. We thought of starting the first of its kind centre in the city at the parking space. Eligible beneficiaries can either register or walk-in as per the government guidelines to get vaccinated. It takes about three minutes for a person to get vaccinated after all the verification process is done. So, in this centre, a family member who accommodates the beneficiary can complete the registration process and then once the vaccine is ready to be injected the beneficiary can drive in, get the shot, wait for the mandatory 30 minutes observation period and drive out. We have separate entry and exit points to avoid congestion at the parking area.”
On the very first day, 64 recipients got vaccinated which included 4 disabled people and a person who had a learning difficulty. 4 senior citizens who are on bed rest also got the jab. As of now, only those above 45 years can get the vaccine at the government centres. Mumbai saw such a drive-in vaccination centre in state which began on May 5 at the multi-storey Kohinoor parking lot near Shivaji park, Dadar.