The drive-through vaccination, the second such being held in the city, has got a tremendous response from citizens. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) had organized a drive-through vaccination at the Drive-in Cinema in the city from Monday onwards. The drive-through vaccination at Drive-in Cinema is for those above 45 years of age and vaccination is available from 9 am to 5 pm.
Though the vaccination was to begin at 9 am, people had queued up from early morning to get vaccinated resulting in a long line.
Other drive-through vaccination initiatives
In Ahmedabad, the AMC and Ashirwad Foundation had organized a drive-through vaccination at Navrangpura stadium from Saturday onwards. The day one of the drive-through vaccination saw a long queue of cars and two-wheelers. The latter was also allowed to encourage more people to take advantage of the vaccination drive.
The drive-through vaccination centre was set up at Bhuj’s RD Varsani ground earlier. This came as Kutch registered a surge in cases during the second wave of COVID. The drive-through vaccination centre was to expedite the vaccination drive in the district.
The drive-through allowed people to get vaccinated without having to step out of their vehicle. However, online registration was a must to access the drive-through vaccination facility. In all, 200 people are being vaccinated at the facility.
The facility has garnered good response and also reduces crowding. Earlier, Ahmedabad had begun a similar drive-through facility for COVID testing. This was done to reduce crowding outside testing domes.
COVID in Gujarat
Gujarat has reported 11,084 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Sunday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 6.81 lakh.
121 deaths were reported in the state in the past 24 hours. The fresh fatalities have taken Gujarat’s COVID-19 related death toll to 8,394. While 19 deaths were reported from Ahmedabad, Surat reported 12 deaths. Twelve deaths have been reported from Vadodara, four deaths have been reported from Kutch and one death from Surendranagar. Gandhinagar reported one death, Jamnagar reported 14 deaths and Rajkot reported 13 deaths. Junagarh reported eleven deaths. Amreli reported one death.
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