Over 4K HCWs get shots amid cheers applause

  • | Sunday | 17th January, 2021

New Delhi/Noida: After witnessing three waves of COVID-19 which has claimed over 10,000 lives so far, Delhi began its vaccination drive on Saturday administering the jab to over 4,300 health workers amid cheers and applause. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the drive was successfully conducted on the first day. According to official data, one "severe" and 52 "minor" cases of AEFI (adverse events following immunisation) were reported among health workers who received the shots. These healthcare workers include doctors, nurses,paramedical staff, lab assistants/technicians and cleaning or support staff. At New Delhi Municipal Council's Charak Palika Hospital, DR CK Bakshi said that 43 healthcare workers were administered the Covishield vaccine.

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