300 beneficiaries above 18 get jab at Mohali hospital

300 beneficiaries above 18 get jab at Mohali hospital

A health worker administers the Covid vaccine to a beneficiary aged above 18 years at Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Monday. Vicky

Tribune News Service

Mohali, May 3

Around 300 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 were among 380 persons who were administered the Covid vaccine at Fortis Hospital here today. The remaining were those aged above 45.

Dr Anita Sharma, Additional Director, Department of Lab Medicine, and Dr Parvinder Chawla, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, said: “Fortis Mohali started the third phase of Covid vaccination today. With this, the circle of vaccination has been increased to all adults over 18 years of age.”

Doctors

People planning for vaccination should not have Covid symptoms or be in home quarantine. Anyone who has recovered from the virus and wants to get the vaccine must ensure a gap of four weeks after the recovery.

They said it was mandatory for people to register themselves on CoWIN site and book their appointment for vaccination at Fortis Hospital on their desired/available day. The remaining process for verification, billing and vaccination was done on site. Fortis Hospital was administering Covaxin.

The doctors said: “At present, the hospital can cater to about 400 people. Owing to a huge demand for vaccine, there may be a dearth of slots. However, it’s the endeavour of the hospital to ensure the regular availability of vaccine so that maximum people can avail of this opportunity. People planning for vaccination should not have Covid symptoms or be in home quarantine. Anyone, who has recovered from the virus and wants to get the vaccine, must ensure a gap of four weeks after the recovery.”

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