The Delhi government has some good news for the people – those who are planning to travel abroad for work, studies, or sports events, a dedicated vaccination facility will be functional in the national capital to administer the second dose of Covishield vaccine from today.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that those traveling abroad for these specific reasons can get their second dose of the Covishield vaccine at this particular centre after a gap of just 28 days

Where is the vaccination facility set up?

The dedicated COVID vaccine facility is set up at Navyug school, Mandir Marg and the much-needed initiative is being organised by Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government for those who need to travel abroad before August 31, this year, as per the reports.

Who all can get vaccinated?

As per the directives launched by the federal government, the vaccination centre is on the market for college kids who have to journey internationally for his or her training, those that have to take up jobs in overseas nations, and athletes and accompanying workers of the Indian contingent to the Tokyo Olympics.

In the meantime vaccine may also be out there to those that have accomplished 28 days after their first dose of Covishield. At present, the COVID vaccine is being administered at an interval of 12 to 16 weeks.

What are the paperwork wanted to get COVID vaccine on this facility?

Those that are eligible want to provide their passport as an ID doc and carry paperwork to show their purpose for journey.

In keeping with the federal government’s directives, the second dose of Covishield will be taken between 28 and 84 days underneath particular provisions for:

  • College students who have to journey overseas for his or her training
  • Individuals who need to take up jobs in overseas nations
  • Athletes, sportspersons and accompanying workers of Indian contingent attending Worldwide Olympic Video games to be held in Tokyo.

Mean-while, India, on Monday, recorded 70,421 new cases of coronavirus infections detected on Sunday, the lowest since the end of March. However, only 14.92 lakh samples tested on Sunday, compared to a weekly average of about 19 lakh. Tamil Nadu remains the highest contributor with 14,016 new cases.

The country also saw 3,936 deaths in the same period. Maharashtra contributed to over 2,800 of them, including about 2,300 uncounted deaths from previous days.