Etela Rajender says Covid-19 vaccines are for human welfare

Sat Jan 16 2021 12:58:23 GMT+0530 (IST)

All the States and Union Territories have decked up the measures for the vaccination drive against the Coronavirus pandemic, going by the advisory issued by the Union Health Ministry.

Talking about the vaccines, Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajender said, all the precautions have been taken in the state and there is no need to worry about taking vaccine doses.Vaccines are for human welfare.

On the occasion of the vaccination drive, Telangana Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivasa Rao addressed the media to clear all the airs and doubts pertaining to the vaccines and the vaccine drive.

Talking to the media, G. Srinivas Rao said, beneficiaries will be marked with indelible ink on the thumb so that no confusion arises during the vaccination drive. The beneficiaries can also be easily identified to administer the second dose.

'About 50 to 60 beneficiaries will be administered with the vaccines at 200-300 vaccine sites on Monday. By Thursday and Friday, the vaccine sites will be increased to 500-600,' Dr. G Srinivasa Rao said.

The Director of Public Health said that the health workers who have been offering their services over the past 10 months will be vaccinated with the vaccine dose in the first phase.

30 Beneficiaries at each of the 139 vaccine sites across the state will be administered the vaccine to beat the pandemic. The drive will be launched in Telangana after PM Modi interacts with the staff of PHC Narsingi and Gandhi Hospital

The acceptance letter is a must for the beneficiaries to take the vaccine developed by Bharat Bio tech's Covaxin, while no such letter is required for Serum Institute of India's Covishield.