Covid Vaccine dilemma : 2 health workers receive vaccine on first day in Ferozepur
Ferozepur, January 16, 2021: On the very first day of launching of Corona vaccine, only two health workers were vaccinated, despite the fact that people were anxiously waiting for the availability of Covid-19 Vaccine and biggest vaccine drive was launched today.
The district administration has made all arrangements for giving the first dose in the first phase to health workers but there has been poor response for vaccination on the first day of its launching at all the three centres in the district.
As per the information, in the first phase 6,200 doses have been received in Ferozepur and only two health workers were vaccinated on the first day.
It is added that Ferozepur has witnessed 4,562 positive cases with 18 still active and 146 deaths since the outbreak of the corona pandemic.
Deputy Commissioner Gurpal Singh Chahal said the introduction of covid vaccination will help us get rid of the epidemic like a corona. He further said that four categories have been created for the vaccination and in the first category health workers would be covered. He said that the district has adequate capacity for the storage and transportation of vaccines. An appropriate number of teams have been deployed.
Civil Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Raj said that Covishield medicine is now available with the health department in Ferozepur and this same would be given to one person in two phases after a gap of 28 days.
From the response, it looks that the people don’t have any faith it this vaccine and not accepting it due to its side effects though they had been waiting in view of the alarming global impact of coronavirus. As per the report, today, till 1.30 pm none has come forward for vaccination.