Mumbai: As India eagerly awaits the vaccine roll-out, the Delhi government on Friday announced that the Serum Institute of India (SII) -manufactured Covishield vaccine will be administered in 75 Delhi government and private hospitals, while Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN will be given at six hospitals run by the Central government in the national capital.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, “Such a clear classification has been made so that the two vaccines do not mix-up.”
“A special vaccine will be given at a particular center because if a beneficiary gets the vaccine, they will need a second dose of that vaccine,” he continued.
In the first phase, COVID-19 vaccination will begin tomorrow at 81 sites in Delhi. Each of these places will have about 100 people vaccinated in a day.
Jain said, “Vaccination will be done four days a week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.”
In first phase, COVID-19 vaccination will begin at 81 sites in Delhi from tomorrow. A particular vaccine will be given at a particular centre because if a beneficiary receives a vaccine, they would need second dose of that vaccine only: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain https://t.co/CLMsyPOdIu pic.twitter.com/RDPlBjTTPx
— ANI (@ANI) January 15, 2021
Regarding SeroServe in Delhi, Jain said that 28,000 people will be surveyed under the fifth round of SeroServe. Jain said, “The fifth survey will continue till January 25. 340 fresh COVID positive cases have been registered in Delhi, while four people have died due to the virus in the last 24 hours,” he said.