After initial hesitation, 336 health workers inoculated

Mere 78 persons were vaccinated on Jan 16

After initial hesitation, 336 health workers inoculated

A health worker inoculates a colleague against the virus at the Civil Hospital in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, January 21

The Covid-19 vaccination drive in the district is gradually picking up pace with senior doctors coming forward. The district health authorities reported that 336 health workers were inoculated on Thursday. Only 78 health workers had opted to get the dose on the first day of the drive on January 16.

Later, the Health Department stepped up efforts to encourage health workers. As a result, a gradual increase in number of beneficiaries has been witnessed.

District Immunisation Officer Dr Sukhpal Singh said a total of 902 injections have been administered to health workers so far. He added that in the first phase, these would be made available for health workers.

Dr Sukhpal said employees of many private hospitals were also being inoculated. He said none of the persons who received the dose has reported any adverse impact of the injection. He said the second dose would be given after 28 days.

Civil Surgeon Dr Charanjit Singh said the Covid-19 vaccination was completely safe. He said employees should not hesitate from getting inoculated. He added that in the coming days, the drive would further pick up pace.

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