Around 40,000 healthcare employees in Gurgaon might be administered the coronavirus vaccine within the first stage of vaccination, with the primary spherical of doses anticipated to achieve the district by Wednesday night time or Thursday — two days earlier than the method of vaccination kicks off on January 16.
Speaking at a press convention Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon Dr Yash Garg mentioned, “The arrangements for administering the coronavirus vaccine to health workers in the first phase have been completed and the volunteers have been prepared. For the first phase, a target of vaccinating around 40,000 health workers has been set.”
“The vaccines meant for Haryana will be received by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh Wednesday, and only after this it will be clear how many of these are meant for Gurgaon. We expect the vaccines to reach us by Wednesday night or Thursday,” he mentioned.
With rumors circulating in regards to the reliability and efficacy of the vaccine, Civil Surgeon Dr Virender Yadav mentioned that to be able to clear misconceptions, he would be the first within the district to get vaccinated. He additionally appealed to famend heart specialist Dr Naresh Trehan, Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Sushila Kataria and Garg to affix him on this process. The latter agreed for a similar on the press convention itself. “What more can we do to clear up the confusion,” mentioned Dr Yadav.
Officials revealed earlier that vaccines might be administered at 161 centres in Gurgaon, with a goal of 100 well being employees per centre. This too, nevertheless, “depends on the number of doses of the vaccine” which are made out there to Gurgaon. In section one, well being employees might be vaccinated first, adopted by different frontline employees. After this, folks over the age of fifty might be vaccinated.