Wednesday, January 19, 2022

More than 1400 persons vaccinated in Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2021 12:52 am
Dr. Aman Konyak receives the first Covid vaccine in Mon town on January 16.

Kohima, Jan. 18 (EMN):
A total of 897 healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses and support staff, received Covishield vaccines during the state-wide Covid-19 vaccination drive carried at 22 sites including private hospitals on Monday.

An update from State Immunisation Officer, Dr. Ritu Thurr informed that healthcare workers from both public and private health facilities were vaccinated “safely” on day-2, taking the total number of people vaccinated in Nagaland state to 1458 so far.

“All vaccinated healthcare workers will receive the subsequent second dose after 28 days and Cov1d-19 appropriate behaviours will be strictly maintained even after the vaccination. All districts will have more sessions for the remaining healthcare workers in the coming days,” read the update.

“The first phase of vaccination is reserved only for pre-registered healthcare workers as they are at the highest risk of infection and also to reduce transmission to patients when caring for them. All vaccination sites are entered in CoWIN portal and all beneficiaries are verified with photo identity card before receiving the vaccine,” it added.

The update went on to say that Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India and developed by the Oxford University and AstraZeneca, has undergone all pre-clinical and clinical trials and is safe for use in the general population.

By EMN Updated: Jan 19, 2021 12:52:28 am