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Second phase of Covid vaccination underway in Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Mar 01, 2021 10:12 pm
An 87- year-old beneficiary taking the Covid-19 vaccine at Urban Primary Health Centre in Wokha on Monday.

Dimapur, March 1 (EMN): Mon district started the Covid-19 vaccination drive for all citizens above 60 years and under 50 years of age with comorbid conditions at District Hospital Mon on Monday. An update informed that the identified facility was selected only for the launch, and more facilities would be open to the public in a phase wise manner.

DPO (UIP and RCH) Dr. SashinleTep announced that the CoWIN app 2.0 allows onsite registration and that the beneficiaries who were not registered earlier could avail the service and get vaccinated, provided they bring their photo ID.

Wokha district also launched the vaccination drive for high-risk groups along with the rest of the country on Monday. It was launched by Deputy Chief Medical Officer Wokha Dr. Zuben Kikon at Urban Primary Health Centre, Orchid colony in Wokha.

Dr.Kikon sensitised the beneficiaries about the benefits of taking the vaccine and “not miss the second dose to gain full immunity from the virus”. It said that he cleared various doubts that the beneficiaries had about the vaccine. Chief Medical Officer Wokha, Dr. CW Tungoe, also encouraged the beneficiaries to spread awareness about the vaccine. He later monitored the vaccination process in the session site and informed the medical staff to follow Covid appropriate behaviour. Beneficiaries at the UPHC session site included 87 years old pensioner, civil society leaders and diabetic patients.

An awareness and sensitisation programme on Covid-19 vaccination was held in Zunheboto Town Baptist Church, Aizuto on Feb. 28 to encourage the congregation to get vaccinated.

Dr. K Akaho, chief medical officer encouraged the people not to believe in the misconceptions about the vaccine from the social media.

An update on Monday informed that Akaho gave a brief introduction on coronavirus, symptoms, modes of transmission and prevention. It said that he gave a detailed explanation on the Covishield vaccine and how the doses are administered. He encouraged the congregation to get vaccinated in order to stay safe and to protect oneself, family and neighbours.

Phase 2 for age-appropriate groups was held in Phek at District Hospital for all citizens 60 years and above and 45- 59 years of age with comorbidities or diseases.  It stated that designated Covid Vaccination Centres (CVC) would be set up at all health units across the district.

It also informed that citizens may register on the spot on the appointed day of vaccination with proper identification card such as PAN card, driving licence, electoral id card or Aadhar card.

Comorbid patients between 45-59 years of age having conditions such as diabetes, hypertension,renal diseases or cardiac problems etc. have been notified to obtain medical certificate from registered medical practitioners in order to register for vaccination.

By EMN Updated: Mar 01, 2021 10:12:35 pm