15-18 group to get jabs at 76 session sites on Monday | Gurgaon News – Times of India

Gurgaon: The city will set up 76 session sites for Covid-19 vaccination of children between 15 and 18 years on January 3 (Monday), the first day of the drive. A total of 1.9 lakh children will get Covaxin jabs. Children born in 2007 or earlier will be eligible.
Recipients can self-register online to book an appointment through an existing account on Co-WIN or create a new account on the portal. Online registration will become available from January 1. Recipients can also walk into session sites and get registered there by vaccinators.
Of the 76 session sites, 38 sessions will be in government health facilities and 38 in private and government schools across Gurgaon. At the 38 government sites, 50% slots will be reserved for online appointments and 50% slots for walk-ins. At schools, however, only walk-in slots will be available on Day 1.
“All session sites have been told to ensure that no mixing of vaccines is done,” said Virender Yadav, chief medical officer, Gurgaon. The health department has 35,000 Covaxin doses at present and will receive more on Saturday, the official said.
There are 127 government and 232 private schools in Gurgaon. According to the population projection, Gurgaon has around 7.5 lakh children between 6 and 18 years.
Increase of vax pace
Gurgaon is also witnessing an increase in vaccination pace. According to data, the city is reporting 15,000 vaccinations daily on an average for the past five days. The health department pointed out that more people are getting vaccinated as the Haryana government has declared that only vaccinated people will be allowed to venture in public places after January 1. “We are witnessing a rise in the number of inoculations and over 15,000 doses have been given daily in the past five days,” Yadav said.
Meanwhile, 74 government vaccination sites will be set up on Saturday. Out of these, Covishield will be given at 67 sites, Covaxin at six sites and Sputnik V at one site.