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Vaccination phase 4: 37,000 get Covid shot at 300 centres

With an aim to cover a large section of the population, the Delhi government has planned to have 3,000 vaccination centres at 300 schools across the city. The government has received 4.5 lakh doses until now.

By: Express News Service Written by New Delhi | New Delhi |
Updated: May 4, 2021 1:14:42 am
A girl being vaccinated against coronavirus. (Express photo by Amit Mehra)

As many as 37,562 people between the age of 18 and 44 years were vaccinated at 301 sites in Delhi on Monday, as the city kicked off the fourth phase of the immunisation drive against Covid-19. There are 92 lakh people in the city falling under this category.

As per the government, a total of 45,100 people can be vaccinated daily at these vaccination sites. With an aim to cover a large share of the population, the Delhi government has planned to have 3,000 vaccination centres at 300 schools across the city. The government has received 4.5 lakh doses until now.

“As many as 250 people have been called per centre for today’s vaccination drive, with 100% turnout. I am confident this turnout will prevail because I believe our youth is looking forward to getting the Covid-19 vaccine. I met several people who informed me that while they faced no hindrances in getting vaccinated at the centres, there were challenges with regard to booking appointments. This is so because we only have 4.5 lakh vaccines at the moment with limited centres, but we will resolve these challenges as we continue to expand our centres. It is most certain that vaccination of all people will help us reduce this spike and defeat this deadly virus,” said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

According to officials, almost all government sites are booked for the next few days. “We want to ensure that all citizens between the ages of 18 and 44 are vaccinated. We are committed to scaling up vaccination centres in Delhi in a way that each school has 10 vaccination centres,” Sisodia added.

Cumulatively, more than 33 lakh doses have been administered since the initiation of the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Delhi so far. More than 7 lakh beneficiaries have been completely vaccinated, as per data shared by the Delhi government.

Data shared by the Delhi government stated that 89,236 people have been vaccinated in the city till 9 pm on Monday. This includes 15,288 people between 45-59 years, 4,693 above 60 years, 3,102 frontline workers and 972 healthcare workers. While 61,617 people received the first dose, 27,619 were administered the second shot.

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