April 20, 2021

Second dose of COVID-19 vaccination begins in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination for well being care employees in Tamil Nadu commenced on Saturday, 28 days after they took the primary shot, with a senior official saying that it might quickly be obtainable to members of the general public.

Well being Secretary J Radhakrishnan, who inspected the administering of the second dose to healthcare employees on the Authorities Rajiv Gandhi Authorities Basic Hospital right here, stated the vaccination drive would quickly be prolonged to the public-.

Chatting with reporters, he stated practically 2,27,340 folks, together with 1.9 lakh well being employees, 19,405 frontline employees and 9,789 police personnel have up to now been vaccinated.

“One needn’t have any apprehensions over the vaccine being administered.

We now have given time until February 17 for the frontline employees to register.

Quickly, the vaccination drive can be prolonged to different sections of individuals,” Radhakrishnan stated.

He urged all those that had taken the primary dose to avail the second pictures after a spot of 28 days.

Additionally, with few circumstances of dengue fever being reported from Alangulam and sure pockets in Tenkasi district, the well being division has suggested all District Collectors to take preventive steps of their districts, Radhakrishnan stated.

Tamil Nadu started administering the primary pictures to well being employees from January 16 and the drive was inaugurated by chief minister Ok Palaniswami on the Authorities Rajaji Hospital in Madurai.

Bharat Biotechs Covaxin and Serum Institutes Covishield vaccines require a two-dose schedule to be administered by means of the intramuscular route.

As of February 12, Tamil Nadu has logged 8,44,173 lakh circumstances, whereas the toll stands at 12,408.

A complete of 8,27,480 folks have recovered.