New Delhi: In what comes as good news for those requiring to travel abroad for studies, work, and sports events, a dedicated vaccine facility for administering second doses of the Covishield vaccine to them will be functional from Monday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government has set up a centre with the same purpose for those who need to travel internationally before August 31.
The centre at Navyug School, Mandir Marg, in the national capital is, as per the Delhi Government’s directives, available for the students who need to travel abroad for education and those looking for employment opportunities in foreign countries’ besides athletes and accompanying staff of the Indian contingent to the Tokyo Olympics.
The people will have to use their passport as an ID document and carry documents to prove the reason of their foreign travel.
Vaccines at this centre will also be available to those who have completed 28 days after their first Covishield dose. As of now, the vaccine is being administered in Delhi at an interval of 12 to 16 weeks.
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Meanwhile, AAP MLA Atishi informed the Delhi Government is left with less than two days’ stock of Covaxin and less than one day of Covishield stock for those in the 18 to 44 age group.
“In Delhi, 30% of the total population above the age of 18 years has been given the first dose of the vaccine. So far, 46,33,650 people have been given the first dose of the vaccine, which is 30% of Delhi’s population above 18 years of age,” she said.
Atishi further said 14.40 lakh people have received both vaccine doses.
“We would like to appeal to the central government to maintain a regular supply of vaccines for the youth of 18 to 44 years. Because the more vaccines we make available to the youth, the more hesitation about the vaccine will be removed,” she added.