In Maharashtra, the Navi Mumbai municipal corporation (NMMC) has started the drive-in vaccination in the malls of the towns of NMMC. AIR Mumbai correspondent reports that the unique concept of drive-in vaccination caters to people above 45 years of age, senior citizens and divyaangs in Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
The basic objective of the NMMC which has come up with this concept is to facilitate hassle free vaccination of senior citizens and divyaangs. The first drive-in vaccination began at the Grand Central Mall at Seawood-Nerul and at Vashi’s In-Orbit mall on the fifth of this month. A token number was issued to the people who came in their vehicles to take the jabs. Their Aadhaar card number was checked and thereafter they were given shots of vaccine against COVID-19. After being inoculated the beneficiaries were observed by the personnel from the health department for thirty minutes.
This apart, people who faced any side-effects from the vaccine were asked to honk to the health department staff. On day one when the drive-in vaccination began a total of 146 people were given jabs at both the malls which rose to 200 on the following day.