Coronavirus, the deadliest pandemic during which individuals are trying their best to physically distance themselves even while they await their turn to get jabbed.
The fear of standing in the queue and coming in contact with another person while getting vaccinated is inevitable as vaccinating 1.3 billion people is a humongous task.
Having said that, with a Drive-thru setup an individual has to simply drive up his/her car, flash their ID cards and token provided by CoWin Platform and get vaccinated. Yes, it is that simple and safe.
Amid India’s ongoing battle against coronavirus, cities are coming up with Drive-thru vaccination setups where people can get their doses inside their vehicles.
Not only have people deemed it safe but this setup is said to significantly speed up the number of people getting vaccinated if set up nationwide on a massive scale.
What exactly is Drive-thru vaccination?
Physical distance is the most important factor to consider when people step out for vaccination, with Drive-thru vaccination people remain seated inside their cars, show their ID cards and await their turn to get vaccinated without having to step down or come in contact with other citizens. All the processes of registration for the drive are done online
“Well organized, free of cost no waiting time”: A vaccinated citizens experience
Poonam Agarwal, a 27-year-old, decided to go for Drive-thru vaccination and shared her experience. Talking to The Style. World Agarwal said, “I received my Covishield via Drive-thru vaccination As the vaccination drive-thru was setup in multi level parking, people had to pass through checkpoints arranged, systematically.
“The first checkpoint checked my CoWIN registration, the second checked ID proof, the third provided a token and the fourth desk was handled by a doctor who administered the vaccine.”
Agarwal further added, “The facility wasn’t just for four-wheelers but people could ride through and walk-in as well.”
“Apart from a few people who walked in were seen crowding up, the process was smooth and safe when it came to payment, vehicle movement and waiting time.”
On asking about how safe the setup was, Agarwal said, “The Drive-thru vaccination which is free of cost will encourage people to get vaccinated at the earliest without compromising themselves from coming into contact with other people. Overall a pleasant experience.”
Rules to follow for Drive-thru vaccination?
As per officials, these are the protocols that need to be followed:
- Prior registration on CoWIN platform
- Your Token number
- Carry your ID proof
- Reach designated venues on schedule
- Mask up and sanitize
One of the first Drive-thru vaccination camp was conducted in Bengaluru city by the Residents Association and organized by the COVID-19 task force team. On May 8, the camp was held at a gated villa community Palm Meadows in RG Halli, Whitefield.
Apart from Bengaluru, other cities also facilitated the idea of Drive-thru vaccination. Mumbai, Mohali, Nagpur, Gurugram, Noida, Odisha, Bhopal, Delhi are other parts of the country where Drive-thru setups are operational.