Ernakulam, who reported the highest number of Covid cases for most of last year, breathed a sigh of relief when the massive vaccination campaign began on Saturday.
Published: January 17, 2021 4:22 AM |
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Heart transplant surgeon Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram after vaccine administration in General Hospital | A Sanesh
KOCHI: Ernakulam, who reported the most numbers in Covid cases for most of last year, breathed a sigh of relief when the massive vaccination campaign began on Saturday. Senior doctors who fired the shot gave confidence and urged more people to come forward without concern about the vaccination. Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram, renowned heart transplant surgeon who was the first to receive the shot at Ernakulam General Hospital, urged people to come forward without hesitation. There is no need to worry as there are no major side effects. There was no discomfort after the shot. A lot of fake vaccine news is circulating on social media. As I work in the medical field, I can assure you that it is very unlikely that the vaccinations could have any major side effects. As we are struggling under the tight grip of Covid-19, this is the only solution that lies ahead of us and this is a small risk we all want to take, ”said Dr. Jose.
In the meantime, Dr. Junaid Rahman, senior physician and former DMO at Ernakulam, who tested positive for Covid-19 last year and struggled through the disease, said he was relieved to get the sting. “The health sector worked around the clock during the Covid-19 battle, which is still ongoing. The arrival of the vaccine brings much relief and strengthens the morale of health care workers who have spent endless hours in hospitals staying away from their loved ones. The fight against Covid-19 has been tough and while I’m glad I went through this stage without serious problems, others may not. Therefore, all employees should report to the front line and get vaccinated, ”said Dr. Junaid.
The deputy DMO Dr. Savita and the Superintendent of the General Hospital Dr. A Anita were also among the first to take the pictures. “There were no complaints after taking the vaccine. I remembered my childhood days when my parents dragged me for vaccinations. It is quite common for some to develop symptoms of fever and discomfort, but there won’t be any major side effects, ”said Dr. A Anita.
In the first phase, 63,000 registered health workers in the district will be vaccinated. In the coming days, the district administration will increase the number of vaccination centers. For this purpose, around 260 venues have been identified in the district.
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