Kerala’s first drive-in vaccine centre open on Thursday

For the first time in Kerala, a 24-hour ‘Drive Through Vaccination centre 24 x 7’ will start functioning at Government Women’s College, Thiruvananthapuram, from Thursday, District Collector Navjot Khosa said on Tuesday. The unique feature of the drive is that you can receive the vaccine from the vehicle.

The aim is to vaccinate people on all days including holidays especially during Onam festival. People can register for the jab sitting in the vehicle, receive the vaccine and complete the observation. Officers assigned for vaccination procedures will approach the vehicle and do the required procedures. All equipment for this drive, which is being organised for the first time in the state, is ready. Vaccination is being given to those above 18 years of age and they can avail this by online registration. Spot registration will be open everyday at 3 pm from Wednesday. It is being organised as part of the ‘Trivandrum Ahead’ initiative of the district administration. A total of 27, 95, 191 doses of vaccine have been distributed in the district. Of these, 20, 38, 904 (59.5%) and 75, 62, 87 (22.1%) people have received the first and second doses so far in the district.