Updated 31 May 2021
India’s mass immunization drive against the deadly coronavirus was off to a great start but faced some bumps along the way due to the limited availability of the vaccine vials. Another major complaint from citizens was the long queues and lack of management at the vaccination centres. Tackling this, some cities in the country have started drive-in vaccination centres.
So where are these drive-in vaccination centres? How can you avail of them?
About drive-in vaccination centres
Drive-through vaccination centres allow beneficiaries to drive and park their vehicles inside.
Indians can now wait for their turn at the centre in the comfort and safety of their car and also get the jab administered by the medical professionals while sitting in their car itself. This not only makes the wait comfortable but also automatically ensures social distancing.
More and more cities are gradually starting such centres, especially for the aged citizens and those who are differently-abled.
Current drive-in vaccination centres
An old drive-in movie theatre in Bhopal has now been transformed into a drive-through vaccination centre by the Madhya Pradesh tourism corporation for everyone above 18 years of age.
Hotel Ashoka Lake View
Van Vihar National Park, Shymala Hills, Bhopal – 462002
Vaccinations are done between 5 PM and 8 PM.
A two-day drive-through vaccination camp on May 30 and 31 for those aged 18-44 years is being organised at a mall in the national capital.
People can now drive to DLF Avenue Mall in South Delhi’s Saket and get their jabs without getting out of their cars. The centre will function between 10 am to 4pm today and tomorrow, with 200 slots each.
Max Hospital has collaborated with DLF Avenue mall to organise out the two-day camp, charging ₹ 1,100 per dose.
On May 29, a week-long vaccination drive for all categories above 18 years by Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital also began at Sainik Farms. The hospital is offering Covishield at the same price Rs. 1,100.
DLF Avenue Mall
A4, Press Enclave Marg, Saket District Centre, District Centre, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital
Geetanjali FC-29 5 Near Malviya Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
The drive-through style of temporary vaccination camps continued with another one being hosted on May 30 and 31 in Gurugram. This one was organised at Candor Techspace (Sector-48), a corporate venue rather than a mall’s parking lot.
This vaccination camp offered Covaxin to citizens aged 45 years or older, for either their first or second shot. One does not need to pre-register on CoWin to try and get vaccinated at this camp. However, only 250 doses were available and people will be vaccinated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Candor Techspace (Sector-48)
IT/ITES SEZ, Tikri, Sector 48, Gurugram, Haryana 122018
The Mohali administration has launched two free drive-through COVID vaccination centres, serving the 45+ population in this planned city.
District Sports Complex
Sector 78, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar – 140308
Piccadilia The Theatre Cafe
The Palm, Sector 3, New Chandigarh – 140901
The jabs are given on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The capital city of Maharashtra opened its first drive-in vaccination centre for senior citizens above 60 years of age and specially-abled Mumbaikars on 4 May in Dadar. Following its exemplary success, the BMC has duplicated such centres elsewhere too.
Kohinoor Parking Lot
JK Sawant Marg, near Shivaji Park, Dadar West – 400028
K Star Mall
Chembur East – 400071
The centre is only administering Covishield. People have to compulsorily wait for 30 minutes in the parking lot for observation. The beneficiaries should be accompanied by a driver or attendant and must not drive alone.
BMC has plans to start drive-in vaccination centres in every zone of the city and is considering Andheri Sports Complex, Cooperage Grounds, Wankhede Stadium, Shivaji Stadium, Oval Maidan, MCA Grounds, MIG Grounds and Ghatkopar Police Grounds for the same.
The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has made vaccination more convenient for senior citizens aged 60 and above as well as those with disabilities by introducing drive-in vaccination centres in the city.
Glocal Square Mall
Abhyankar Marg, Variety Square, Sitabuldi, Nagpur – 440012
Baidyanath Square to Medical Chowk Road, Rambagh Layout, Untkhana, Nagpur – 440003
Rambagh Layout, Untkhana, Nagpur – 440003
Noida is the first city in Uttar Pradesh to start drive-in vaccinations for residents aged 45+.
Plot No – M 03, Sector 18, Noida – 201301
Shaheed Vijay Singh Sports Complex
Recreational Green-I, Greater Noida – 201308
Managed by the parking solutions company Park+, both centres will function every day from 9 AM to 5 PM, 17 May onwards.
Beneficiaries can park their vehicle in the designated area for 30 minutes after getting the jab. If they feel any unease, they just have to switch on the hazard light or honk to notify the medical staff present there.
New facilities set up across Greater Noida and Jewar will vaccinate the age group 18-44
Pathways school in Sector 100
Noida-Greater Noida Expy, nr. Lotus Boulevard, Sector 100, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303
Millenium school near Sector 100
D-108, Block D, Sector 41, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
Millenium school near Sector 119
Near, Plot No. SS-1, RG Residency, Sector 119, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201305
1–B, Institutional Area,Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201310
Aster Public school in Delta-II of Greater Noida
J-1, Delta II, G.B. Nagar, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201306
Jewar – Rampur Rd, Jewar, Uttar Pradesh 203135
Registration for drive-in vaccination
The registration process for drive-through inoculations works the same as for other centres. Registration on the CoWIN portal, Aarogya Setu or UMANG app is mandatory and appointments must be prebooked.
For verification purposes, carry your ID proof (Aadhar card, PAN card, etc) and the mobile phone you used for registration.
To know more about registration and booking appointments, click here.