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COVID Vaccination Drive For Senior Citizens, People Over 45 With Comorbidities Takes Off Smoothly In Telangana

On March 1, COVID vaccination was rolled out for people above 60 and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities

COVID Vaccination Drive For Senior Citizens, People Over 45 With Comorbidities Takes Off Smoothly In Telangana
Highlights
  • Telangana aims to inoculate 200 individual per vaccination centre per day
  • The state government plans to increase vaccination in the coming days
  • State government urges vaccination centres to allow walk-in registration

Hyderabad: The third phase of the vaccination drive for COVID-19 on Monday (March 1) began in Hyderabad. In this phase, individuals who are above 60 years of age and individuals between 45 to 60 years of age with comorbidities are being allowed to take the vaccine. Somesh Kumar, Chief Secretary of Telangana State, told ANI, “The third phase of COVID-19 vaccination process has begun in Telangana today. In this phase, we are targetting individuals who are above 60 years and individuals of age group 45 to 60 with comorbidities. A soft launch for this drive has taken place in Telangana in 48 government institutions and 44 private institutions. The drive is running very smoothly as the reports are very encouraging. If people come forward in the same way, we would be able to control COVID once and for all.”

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The Chief Secretary further said,

Currently, we are aimed to inoculate 200 individual per vaccination centre in a day. As the days pass by, we will be increasing the count. To get vaccinated, individuals must register themselves in the Co-WIN application. If any person is unable to apply online due to some issues, we have appealed to the vaccination centre officials to allow walk-in and make spot registration.

Dr. Sunitha, Regional Program officer said, “The response from the public is very good for the third phase of vaccination drive. People are realising that it’s better to take the vaccine. One must register themselves through Co-WIN application and if they are unable to get themselves registered, then you can come and register yourself at the vaccination centres.”

Suresham, a beneficiary who took COVID-19 vaccine told ANI,

The vaccine is completely safe and I’m feeling completely well. For now, I haven’t faced any sort of problem. I appeal to all the people especially the senior citizens who are being given the opportunity to come forward and take the vaccine.

Sanjiva Rao, another beneficiary aged 63 years said that the vaccine is completely safe and appealed to people to come forward and take the vaccine shots. He said that he hasn’t noticed any sort of problems.

Also Read: ‘Let Us Make India COVID-19 Free’, Says PM Modi After Taking First Shot Of Coronavirus Vaccine

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