COVID-19 Vaccination Drive
Posted On: April 26, 2021
Posted By: Shalby Team
The vaccination drive in India will soon hit its last milestone
Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, India on Sunday marks 100 days since the start of its vaccination drive which began on January 16 this year. In just 99 days, India has become the first country to administer 14+ crore Covid vaccine doses, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.
The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 140,000,000+ as per the 8 pm provisional report on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.
Vaccination Programme from May 1st, 2021:
The news, which follows a devastating second wave, seems to add caseloads every passing day and with a mission to control the covid second wave disaster in the country, India will accelerate the vaccination program to include its entire adult population, i.e., all citizens above the age of 18 years from May 1st, 2021.
All you need to know about Covid Vaccination at Shalby:
Is Shalby providing corona vaccination?
Yes, Shalby is one of the government authorized private vaccination providers. Our units SG, Krishna, Vijay, Naroda, Jabalpur, Indore, Jaipur, Mohali, Vapi, and Surat are currently providing Corona vaccine.
Is the Covid vaccine scheduled anytime soon for me at Shalby?
Yes, we have successfully provided vaccination to the first group, healthcare, and frontline workers and the second group, person over 60 years of age. The third group which is currently receiving vaccination at our centers is a person over 45 years of age as of January 1st, 2022, and soon preparing to provide vaccination to people above 18 years of age from May 1st, 2021.
Is it mandatory to take the vaccine?
Vaccination for Covid-19 is voluntary. However, Doctors at Shalby advise receiving the complete schedule of the Covid vaccine for protecting oneself against this disease and also to limit the spread of disease.
How can I register myself for vaccination at Shalby?
Registration for vaccination at Shalby can be done through an online portal “cowin.gov.in”. You can also register via at Aarogya Setu app or you can directly register from our registration link. For vaccination, you need to carry a valid photo identity proof (e.g. Aadhaar Card).
If one is taking medicines for illnesses such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, etc, can s/he take the Covid vaccine?
Yes. Doctors at Shalby advise that the person with one or more of these comorbid conditions is considered in the high-risk category. They should get vaccinated.
What about the possible side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine and is it safe?
Our vaccination process is administered by highly trained medical staff, so the vaccination will be provided under safety concerns. There can be few mild effects of vaccine-like fever, myalgia, body ache, and vomiting.
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