The session will be held at Vikas Bhawan in Surajpur collectorate and people would be inoculated from 10 am to 4pm that day.
Only residents of Uttar Pradesh would be vaccinated at the camp, officials said. For people with special needs, a drive-through process has been organised. People from the transgender community will have to register themselves at transgender.dosje.gov.in and those who need help with the process can visit the centre on Saturday.
“We have made all arrangements for the special vaccination camp. While we will use our auditorium to vaccinate the elderly and transgender people. For the specially-abled residents, we have arranged for a drive-through facility,” said Shailendra Bahadur Singh, district social welfare officer, Gautam Budh Nagar. “This will be the first such camp in the district. If we get more queries, we will set up more special sites,” Singh added.
Covishield would be administered at the camp and the administration aims to inoculate 200 people during the drive. Officials said that 50 people with special needs and 70 elderly residents registered with the district social welfare department are slated to get the jabs at the centre. The building is ISO certified and has ramps, side bars and wheelchairs. An ambulance will be on standby and for adverse effects following immunisation (AEFI) cases, people will be taken to the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) for treatment.
“A team from the district health department, including a doctor, will be on standby,” said Dr Neeraj Tyagi, the district immunisation officer in-charge of Covid vaccination. The camp will only be open for Uttar Pradesh residents. “A person will have to produce an Aadhaar card, driving licence or any other domicile proof,” Singh added.
Officials, however, said that they have hardly received any queries from the transgender community. Singh said most people have reservations about the vaccination process and a recent incident has added to their worry.
“The brother of their leader in GB Nagar fell ill after taking the vaccine and he had to be hospitalised. Following that, most people from the community are apprehensive,” he said.
Although Friday and Saturday had been set aside to facilitate the registration process, Sunil Kumar, junior assistant at the district social welfare department, said till Friday evening, no one from the community had registered.