Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Delhi is prepared to begin its vaccination drive from January 16. After reviewing the preparedness, Kejriwal said initially vaccination will be carried out on four days a week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
On January 16, the drive will be carried out at 81 centres, which will gradually be increased to 175 and then to 1,000 across the city.
"So far, we have received 2,74,000 doses of vaccine from the Centre. Each person will be administered two doses and Centre provides 10% extra vaccine, taking damage into account. So the 2,74,000 doses will be sufficient for around 1,20,000 health workers," Kejriwal said hoping that the Indian central government will make the additional allocation of vaccines in the coming weeks.
According to the Centre's guideline, around 100 people will be vaccinated at each session.
Vaccines that arrive in the Capital is the past few days are being stored at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital.
Out of the vaccine doses that Delhi has received so far, 2.64 lakh belong to the first batch of Oxford Covishield vaccine and another 20,000 doses are of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.