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Covid-19 vaccination to begin tomorrow

  • The first phase of the Covid vaccine will be distributed from Jan 16 through  11 distribution centers in Kozhikode  district.
  •  CNM Health Reporter

The first phase of Covid vaccine distribution in the district will begin on Jan 16. In the first stage, 33,799 registered health workers including those from  private hospitals are expected to undergo vaccination. Transport Minister AK Sasindran, MK Raghavan MP and A Pradeep Kumar MLA will participate in the program through Zoom conference.

Kozhikode Corporation Mayor Dr. Beena Philip will attend the vaccination program at the Beach Hospital. The vaccination will begin at the Medical College Hospital in the presence of District Collector Samba Siva Rao and District Panchayat President Kanathil Jameela. Medical College Principal Dr. Dr. VR  Rajendran, IMCH Superintendent Sreekumar will co-ordinate the vaccination program. Vaccination will be started at other centers in the presence of the representatives of the respective local bodies. Each vaccination center will have one vaccinator and four vaccination officers.

There will also be an ambulance service to deal in case of  other ailments after vaccination. The vaccine will be given to 1100 people a day in 11 centers with 100 people in one center. The vaccine should not be given to pregnant women, children and those who are Covid positive. Covid protocol  must be strictly adhered to at the waiting area for vaccination. Only one person should enter the vaccination room. Those who undergoes vaccination  should be monitored for 30 minutes in the observation room after vaccination. Privacy will be ensured in the vaccination room. Vaccination will be conducted at Kozhikode Medical College, General Hospital, District Ayurveda Hospital, Farook ESI Hospital, Perampra, Nadapuram, Koyilandy, Taluk Hospitals, Panangad Family Health Center, Narikkuni, Mukkam Community Health Centers .

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