PANAJI: COVID-19 vaccination drive for senior citizens and those above the age of 45-59 with comorbidites today began at 37 centres across Goa.
The vaccination drive began at 37 centres across the state which includes Goa Medical College (GMC), South Goa District Hospital and Ponda Sub District Hospital.
“Each centre has the capacity to administer 100 doses per day during the prescribed time; a meeting would soon be convyed to get private hospitals on baord,” said health officials
Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker, Rajesh Patnekar and BJP Leader Satish Dhond were among others leaders who were administered with the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
“Vaccine is completely safe and i urge the public to get themselves vaccinated and should not fall for rumours,” said Patnekar after receiving his first dose of vaccine
The next phase of the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drive for the age-appropriate population groups will start from today onwards. All vaccines provided to beneficiaries at the government health facilities will be entirely free of cost, while private facilities will charge a sum of ₹250 per person per dose
Registration will open at 9 am and citizens will be able to register and book, and appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu etc, according to an official release.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS Delhi.
“Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
“Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19,” PM tweeted as he shared an image of himself taking the first dose of the vaccine.