Day 3: 55% get shot in Chandigarh

284 health workers inoculated against targeted 510

Day 3: 55% get shot in Chandigarh

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21

As many as 284 healthcare workers were today administered the Covid vaccine at five vaccination session sites — an achievement rate of 55 per cent on the third day of the drive.

The UT Health Administration had targeted to inoculate 510 health workers today.

Chandigarh reports 16 cases, 1 death

Chandigarh: The city on Thursday reported 16 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the UT tally to 20,639. The city also witnessed a Covid-19 death. A 71-year-old man from Sector 30, a case of type-2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, died at Grecian Hospital, Mohali. TNS

20 more infected in Panchkula

Panchkula: The district on Thursday reported 20 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 10,421. The Covid toll remained at 147. While 10,082 patients have recovered from the infectious disease so far, 192 cases are still active. The recovery rate stands at 96.74 per cent. TNS

One fatality in Mohali

Mohali: One more fatality due to Covid-19 was witnessed during the past 24 hours in the district, taking the toll to 355. Meanwhile, 44 fresh cases surfaced. As of now, there are 779 active cases in the district. TNS

‘System to check side effects in place’

Although no serious side effects of the Covid vaccine are expected, arrangements have been made to detect and manage any symptoms arising within the observation period. -  Prof Jasbinder Kaur, Director-Principal, GMCH-32

The vaccination drive was conducted at the GMSH-16, the Sector 45 Civil Hospital, the GMCH-32 (two sites), Airforce Station and the PGIMER.

No adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) were reported at all sites.

To speed up the vaccine rollout, the PGI will have two vaccination sites on Friday and 100 persons would be covered at each site.

Meanwhile, the GMCH-32 has already established two sites for vaccination to cater to 200 beneficiaries each day. Aimed at allaying the fears among healthcare workers regarding vaccination, a discussion was held today at GMCH-32. Prof Deepak Chawla, Nodal Officer, Covid vaccination drive, and Dr Srinivasan from the WHO were present.

Prof Jasbinder Kaur, Director-Principal of the GMCH-32, said although no serious side effects of the Covid vaccine were expected, arrangements had been made to detect and manage any symptoms arising within the observation period.

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