Tourists wait in queue to get vaccinated in Goa

Published on : Monday, August 9, 2021

Several tourists in the Calangute-Candolim beach area are now making the use of their vacations to get vaccinated as nightclubs, casinos and other entertainment venues have been shut and water-sports are called off due to the pandemic related restrictions.

Dr. Roshan Nazareth, a medical officer at the Candolim Primary Health Centre said in a statement that they are witnessing a lot of tourists visiting the vaccination centre.

Nikhil Pillai, a Delhi-based IT specialist who took his first shot late last month added that he visits Goa two-three times a year as he has a holiday home at Nagoa, Bardez. He mentioned that he is currently working from home due to pandemic.

He also talked about getting infected with Covid at the end of April while in Delhi and waiting 90 days for vaccination leading him to plan about vaccination in Goa as he had planned to travel to the venue around that time.

Dr. Suvira Bandekar, who is managing the Covid-19 vaccination centre that has been built in a house along the Candolim-Sinquerim road, explained that several tourists do visit the centre to ask if they could get a jab. She said that it is likely that touristsa are unable to get vaccinated easily in their home states due to high demand and long queues.

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