A medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline employee, after the digital launch of the vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at AMRI-Dhakuria hospital, in Kolkata, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)
India started its country-wide immunization drive on Saturday as a part of which healthcare employees and sanitation workers have been vaccinated.
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“After my second dose, I will go meet them more often. My family has their reservations but they have been supportive of the vaccine,” says 28-year-old Nitin Dhama, a lab technician at Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya in Delhi for whom getting inoculated meant having the ability to meet his household extra steadily.
The father of a three-year-old, Dhama had been residing on the hospital’s hostel for the previous 10 months to keep away from infecting his household comprising his spouse, mom, and grandmother residing in Haryana’s Gannaur.
As per a report by The Indian Express, Dhama bought vaccinated on Saturday morning. At 1 pm, he heaved a sigh of reduction as he stepped out of the vaccination centre, “Everything was good. I did not have any side effects….”
Nitin was amongst 100 healthcare employees who obtained the Covid vaccine on day 1 of the country-wide immunization drive.
A 34-year previous nurse, Adeethi Okay, was the primary beneficiary. Having contracted Covid-19 prior to now, she was apprehensive concerning the security of her youngsters who have been despatched off to her hometown in Kerala.
“They have come back now so we do not want them to get exposed. I am glad to be among the first to get vaccinated. I feel no pain or side effects,” expressed the mom of two.
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By 5 pm on Saturday, 49 beneficiaries had been vaccinated. Hospital officers stated there was a slight delay initially because the Co-WIN app was down for a short time within the morning.
“The process was quite smooth. We had sent the Delhi government details of all our healthcare workers a few days earlier. On Friday evening, we received a list of 100 healthcare workers. We then sent them messages regarding their timings.” superintendent Dr Mamta Jajoo was quoted telling The Indian Express.
She added, “Of the 49 beneficiaries, only one or two had mild symptoms like headaches for 5-7 minutes.” All the beneficiaries have been saved in remark submit the shot.