3970 Healthcare Workers Vaccinated In Nagaland Till Date, 73% covered

3970 Healthcare Workers Vaccinated In Nagaland Till Date, 73% covered

Kohima, January 19 (NEx): A total of 3970 Healthcare workers, including Doctors, Nurses and support staff were vaccinated across all districts in Nagaland, till date, informed Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Nagaland, today.

Dr. Ritu Thurr, State Immunization Officer, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland informed that, on the fourth day of the vaccination drive today, January 20, 2021, a total of 1097 health care workers including the Principal Director, DH&FW and Mission Director NHM, were vaccinated with Covishield vaccine across all districts of Nagaland. The vaccination was conducted across 41 session sites, stated Thurr.

The SIO also informed that all vaccinated workers will receive the subsequent second dose after 28 days and COVID-19 appropriate behaviours will be strictly maintained even after the vaccination.

Meanwhile, Dr. Thurr also informed that the second consignment of 23,000 dose of covid-19 vaccine (Covishield) released from the MoHFW which arrived at Dimapur airport today, has reached the state vaccine store under police escort. Also informed that the health department has directed districts to conduct the COVID-19 vaccination on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The state Immunization officer also said that the first phase of Vaccination is reserved only for pre-registered health care workers as they are at the highest risk of infection and also to reduce transmission to patients when caring for them. All vaccination sites are entered in COWIN portal and all beneficiaries are verified with photo identity card before receiving the vaccine, Dr. Thurr added.

The Covishield vaccine has undergone all preclinical and clinical trails and is safe for use in general population, Dr. Thurr said.