New Delhi: The vaccination drive for people in the age group of 18-44 years will start on large scale from Monday in Delhi. The drive was started at a centre on May 1. Now, the government has planned to start vaccination at many centres at all the districts in the national capital.
The government has made vaccination centres at many schools. They have also advised people to do registration first and visit the vaccination centres only after prior appointments. 4.8 lakh vaccines have arrived in the national capital.
The Delhi government has made vaccination centres at 77 schools. The schools will be in touch with the nearest hospitals for medical requirements. The district magistrates have already released guidelines for converting schools into vaccination centres.
A nodal office will be there in every school which will coordinate with the health department team. There will be three spaces in the schools – waiting, vaccination and observation. There will be five vaccination sites at all the schools. There are plans to convert 250 schools into vaccination centres in the national capital.
However, when CitySpidey spoke to Ravi Jaitely from Seniors Hub Dwarka, he said, “It is good that the government is making efforts but I feel that the decision to vaccinate people in the age group of 18-44 years was taken in haste. There was no appropriate arrangements done prior to taking the decision.”
“The government should have completed the vaccination for senior citizens first. There are many senior citizens who are facing difficulties in getting their second doses as there is a vaccine shortage. They are running from one place to another during lockdown,” he said.
Jaitely added, “The government should have completed the vaccination of people of age 45 and above and then allowed vaccination for 18+ people. People are facing difficulties in getting appointments now. The appointments also gets cancelled sometimes. It has turned into complete chaos right now.”
The Delhi government has said that they have demanded 67 lakh vaccines each from two different companies. They said that if the vaccines are supplied at right time then people would be vaccinated in three months’ time.
On May 1, 86,023 people in the age group of 18-44 years took vaccines all across the country. 1,472 people received vaccines jabs in the national capital.