Doctors Welcome Second Phase Of COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign Scheduled To Begin From March 1 | News

February 26, 2021 0 Comments



India’s Coronavirus vaccination drive began on January 16 with two COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin

Highlights
  • Healthcare and frontline workers are vaccinated in the first phase
  • Private healthcare will be roped in for the second phase of vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccine will be available for free in government hospitals

New Delhi: The second phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive is going to kick start from March 1 with priority given to those who are above 60 and those over 45 with co-morbidities. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced this on Wednesday (January 24). Doctors and hospitals welcomed the second phase vaccination campaign. Speaking on the subject, Dr H.S Chabbra Medical Director and Chief of Spine Indian Spinal Injuries Centre said, “We welcome the government’s decision to start vaccination of vulnerable, common people within less than 2 months of first vaccines being administered.”

Also Read: All Above 60 Years Of Age, 45-Plus With Comorbidities Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine From March 1

He added, we are in touch with the authorities to fine tune the modalities of this 2nd phase of vaccination and will continue to maintain the protocols set during the first phase — wearing a mask, separate entry and exit, maintaining social distancing and observation areas for vaccinated people. We are awaiting further directives from the MoHFW on pricing and guidelines to vaccinate people below 60 years of age with comorbidities.

Congratulating the government on this bold step, Dr Gurpreet Sandhu, president, Council for Healthcare and Pharma said,

We congratulate the government for taking this bold step and open the vaccination against COVID-19 for elderly and vulnerable common people. It has been a little more than a month since priority workers started getting the vaccine but the recent increase in the number of infected people around the country as well as a wide variety of mutant strains have necessitated that more people start developing immunity against the virus.

He continued, “As private offices have also started operating and people are travelling using public transport, vaccinating people with comorbidity below 45 is a much-needed step. We are sure that the government will keep the vaccine prices affordable for those who have to or chose to pay for it.”

Also Read: AIIMS Director Hails Move To Expand Ambit Of COVID-19 Vaccination, Phase 2 To Begin From March 1

While the vaccine has been found to be generally safe for the elderly and people with comorbidities, it is always the right thing to consult your doctor before proceeding with the vaccination. It is essential to understand that every vaccine, be it a flu vaccine or a COVID vaccine may have some kind of adverse effects associated with it. In the majority of cases, the effects will be minor such as a mild fever or pain on the site, which is perfectly normal. However, in very few people, the reaction might be severe.

People who have certain kinds of allergies such as food allergies or skin allergies must be very cautious before taking the vaccine because such people may have serious adverse reactions. You must inform the health authorities in detail about your allergic history and elements or drugs you are allergic to. For example, if you are allergic to a component that is present in the vaccine, you will not be given the shot.

Also Read: COVID-19: Odisha Government Issues Operational Strategy For Vaccination Of Elderlies And People With Co-Morbidities

At the same time, people who have had some bad experience with any other vaccine in the past must also be careful. Also, if you are feeling unwell such as having a fever or cold, wait till you are better to get the vaccine. Other than that, most other people, be it elderly or those with co-morbidities can take the vaccine without any apprehension.

Advising patients on the post-vaccination precautions, Dr Shuchin Bajaj, founder director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals said,

After taking the vaccine, you are advised to wait at the health centre for half an hour so that in case an adverse reaction is observed, you can get immediate medical help. In case you experience an adverse reaction later, you must immediately inform your doctor.

Warning people against giving up on masks, he added,

Another important thing to underline is that you must not throw caution to the winds after getting vaccinated. Continue to wear a mask and maintain social distance even after getting the shot. Remember, it takes time even after getting the second shot to develop antibodies.

Also Read: Pfizer, BioNTech Begin Testing Of Third Dose Against New COVID-19 Variants

Dr Arunesh Kumar, HOD, Paras Chest Institute, Paras Hospital, Gurugram said,

Elderly people and those with co-morbidities such as chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease are at high risk of COVID related complications. It is important therefore that all these high-risk groups take vaccination proactively. Every vaccine has some form of adverse effects but they are mostly mild in a majority of people. They may include pain or swelling on the site of the injection or mild fever, joint pain. Severe adverse events are extremely rare.

People should ensure that all precautions are taken to avoid the said adverse effects. Before taking the shot they must brief in detail the healthcare provider about the conditions they are suffering from and the medications they are consuming. For example, if you a person is on blood thinners, the healthcare provider will watch them closely for any excessive bleeding on the site. Also, it’s important for people to inform the healthcare providers about any allergies – food or drug — they might have as people with allergies have been found to suffer from adverse reactions.

The injection site must be clean and free of allergies before the shot is given. After having taken the shot, it is advised not to rush off immediately and wait for 30 minutes at the hospital or clinic to rule out any immediate adverse reaction. Also, inform the doctor immediately if any adverse events post the vaccination are experienced.

Also Read: COVID-19 Vaccines And Dosage: WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan Answers FAQs On Vaccines

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World

11,37,66,047Cases

4,70,18,510Active

6,42,23,265Recovered

25,24,272Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 192 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 11,37,66,047 and 25,24,272 have died; 4,70,18,510 are active cases and 6,42,23,265 have recovered as on February 28, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

1,10,96,731 16752Cases

1,64,511 4921Active

1,07,75,169 11718Recovered

1,57,051 113Deaths

In India, there are 1,10,96,731 confirmed cases including 1,57,051 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,64,511 and 1,07,75,169 have recovered as on February 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai45,478

Thane13,660

Pune9,920

Mumbai Suburban5,363

Aurangabad1,974

Nashik1,575

Raigad1,462

Palghar1,421

Solapur1,291

Jalgaon1,039

Akola757

Nagpur692

Kolhapur646

Satara629

Ratnagiri350

Amravati291

Dhule228

Hingoli208

Jalna201

Ahmednagar190

Nanded176

Yavatmal150

Sangli145

Latur139

Osmanabad125

Sindhudurg114

Buldhana88

Parbhani78

gondia69

Beed54

Nandurbar42

Gadchiroli42

Bhandara41

Chandrapur32

Washim13

Wardha11

21,46,777 8,623

73,734 4,924

20,20,951 3,648

52,092 51

DistrictCases

Kannur357

Kasaragod333

Palakkad224

Malappuram119

Kollam118

Thrissur106

Thiruvananthapuram104

Pathanamthitta98

Kozhikode90

Alappuzha76

Kottayam73

Ernakulam60

Idukki40

Wayanad36

10,56,149 3,792

50,803 876

10,01,164 4,650

4,182 18

DistrictCases

Udupi1,176

Kalaburagi669

Yadgir538

Bengaluru Urban529

Raichur369

Mandya346

Belagavi337

Bidar219

Hassan205

Davangere204

Vijayapura201

Dakshina Kannada179

Chikkaballapura149

Mysuru107

Bagalkote103

Uttara Kannada95

Shivamogga67

Dharwad61

Ballari60

Gadag45

Bengaluru Rural40

Tumakuru36

Kolar29

Haveri24

Chikkamagaluru19

Chitradurga14

Koppal5

Kodagu4

Ramanagara3

Chamarajanagara0

9,50,730 523

5,657 137

9,32,747 380

12,326 6

DistrictCases

Kurnool795

Krishna557

Guntur511

Anantapur428

East Godavari356

Chittoor319

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296

Y.S.R.205

West Godavari199

Srikakulam183

Prakasam104

Visakhapatnam103

Vizianagaram23

8,89,799 118

667 32

8,81,963 86

7,169

DistrictCases

Chennai23,324

Chengalpattu1,314

Thiruvallur774

Villupuram509

Kanchipuram503

Tiruvannamalai496

Cuddalore477

Ariyalur444

Tirunelveli433

Tuticorin333

Kallakurichi324

Madurai322

Salem258

Coimbatore188

Virudhunagar185

Dindigul175

Perambalur133

Ranipet133

Thanjavur130

Theni129

Tiruchirappalli119

Ramanathapuram119

Tiruppur116

Kanniyakumari110

Tenkasi103

Nagapattinam99

Karur88

Namakkal83

Erode75

Vellore71

Thiruvarur67

Pudukkottai53

Sivaganga46

Tirupathur45

Krishnagiri43

The Nilgiris17

Dharmapuri15

8,51,063 486

4,036 10

8,34,534 491

12,493 5

DistrictCases

North West5,463

Central4,817

West4,768

New Delhi3,405

North3,059

East2,472

South East2,446

South West2,391

South2,329

North East1,914

Shahdara1,580

6,39,092 243

1,307 76

6,26,876 164

10,909 3

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119

Agra933

Ghaziabad794

Meerut504

Lucknow386

Saharanpur298

Kanpur Nagar286

Moradabad252

Varanasi243

Hapur225

Aligarh215

Basti214

Amethi206

Rampur203

Jaunpur194

Firozabad190

Barabanki168

Gorakhpur166

Bulandshahr166

Siddharth Nagar159

Ghazipur159

Bijnor157

Deoria143

Azamgarh138

Sant Kabeer Nagar132

Mathura129

Ayodhya120

Muzaffarnagar117

Sambhal116

Sultanpur97

Ambedkar Nagar92

Maharajganj85

Amroha80

Rae Bareli78

Bahraich73

Kheri72

Kannauj69

Baghpat68

Kushi Nagar67

Bhadohi60

Ballia60

Gonda59

Etah52

Hardoi49

Balrampur49

Mau48

Mainpuri46

Etawah46

Hathras43

Unnao42

Jalaun41

Jhansi41

Shamli40

Chandauli38

Auraiya37

Farrukhabad36

Sitapur32

Prayagraj30

Banda27

Shahjahanpur25

Shravasti23

Budaun23

Mirzapur22

Bareilly17

Kasganj16

Pratapgarh15

Pilibhit15

Sonbhadra10

Kaushambi6

Kanpur Dehat4

Chitrakoot4

Lalitpur3

Hamirpur3

Mahoba3

Fatehpur3

6,03,427 77

2,146 38

5,92,556 115

8,725

DistrictCases

Kolkata2,777

Howrah1,435

24 Paraganas North1,031

Hooghly604

24 Paraganas South281

Maldah235

Dinajpur Uttar216

Coochbehar210

Birbhum206

Medinipur West159

Medinipur East153

Nadia139

Purba Bardhaman130

Murshidabad125

Bankura116

Darjeeling97

Jalpaiguri88

Paschim Bardhaman70

Purulia66

Dinajpur Dakshin50

Alipurduar39

Kalimpong18

Jhargram9

5,74,926 210

3,333 10

5,61,327 217

10,266 3

DistrictCases

Ganjam581

Jajapur322

Khordha238

Baleshwar190

Kendrapara164

Cuttack155

Bhadrak137

Balangir129

Puri103

Sundargarh102

Jagatsinghapur91

Nayagarh86

Mayurbhanj73

Nuapada69

Gajapati61

Dhenkanal36

Boudh34

Kendujhar34

Deogarh33

Kalahandi33

Sonepur29

Kandhamal28

Anugul26

Malkangiri20

Bargarh16

Koraput16

Sambalpur16

Jharsuguda8

Nabarangpur2

Rayagada2

3,37,104 86

670 30

3,34,519 56

1,915

DistrictCases

Jaipur2,177

Jodhpur1,748

Udaipur724

Bharatpur563

Kota503

Nagaur500

Ajmer379

Dungarpur374

Pali352

Jhalawar329

Bhilwara250

Sikar231

Chittorgarh188

Tonk171

Jalore164

Rajsamand140

Sirohi130

Bikaner112

Banswara91

Alwar90

Churu81

Jhunjhunu64

Dausa61

Dholpur60

Baran59

Jaisalmer53

Barmer34

Hanumangarh31

SawaiMadhopur26

Karauli17

Pratapgarh14

Ganganagar8

Bundi5

3,20,180 102

1,254 23

3,16,139 78

2,787 1

DistrictCases

Bilaspur100

Korba100

Mungeli87

Baloda Bazar85

Jashpur77

Janjgir-Champa56

Mahasamund54

Rajnandgaon52

Kabirdham52

Raigarh47

Raipur46

Balod41

Korea39

Durg31

Bemetara21

Kanker19

Balrampur17

Surguja14

Gariyaband10

Surajpur9

Dhamtari6

Bijapur2

Bastar2

Dantewada0

Kondagaon0

Narayanpur0

Sukma0

3,12,419 240

2,767 60

3,05,819 295

3,833 5

DistrictCases

Hyderabad2,475

Ranga Reddy183

Suryapet87

Jagitial77

Nizamabad76

MedchalMalkajgiri75

Mancherial43

YadadriBhuvanagiri40

Jogulamba Gadwal40

Vikarabad40

Nalgonda33

Warangal Urban32

Mahabubnagar30

Sangareddy26

Khammam26

Adilabad22

Nirmal21

Karimnagar17

RajannaSircilla16

Medak11

Kamareddy11

Mahabubabad10

Jayashankar Bhupalapally9

Nagarkurnool8

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8

Jangoan8

Siddipet7

Peddapalli5

Bhadradri Kothagudem5

Warangal Rural4

Mulugu3

Narayanpet3

Wanaparthy1

2,98,807 176

1,951 12

2,95,222 163

1,634 1

DistrictCases

Gurugram2,950

Faridabad867

Sonipat404

Rohtak145

Palwal120

Jhajjar114

Karnal104

Hisar98

Ambala93

Panipat78

Nuh68

Bhiwani60

Rewari56

Kurukshetra55

Sirsa50

Kaithal48

Mahendragarh47

CharkiDadri43

Panchkula39

Fatehabad38

Jind38

Yamunanagar19

2,70,610 199

1,205 102

2,66,358 94

3,047 3

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad17,125

Surat2,311

Vadodara1,555

Gandhinagar410

Mahesana159

Banas Kantha147

Bhavnagar146

Rajkot135

Arvalli134

Mahisagar125

Anand107

PanchMahals107

Patan105

SabarKantha101

Kachchh99

Kheda98

Jamnagar63

Bharuch56

Botad55

Surendranagar55

Valsad47

GirSomnath45

Dohad43

Chhotaudepur37

Naysari35

Junagadh31

Narmada25

DevbhumiDwarka22

Amreli16

Porbandar11

Tapi6

Dang5

Morbi4

2,69,482 451

2,258 122

2,62,815 328

4,409 1

DistrictCases

Patna279

Bhagalpur266

Rohtas256

Khagaria253

Begusarai243

Madhubani199

Munger188

Jehanabad178

Katihar175

Darbhanga143

Samastipur139

Siwan139

PurbiChamparan138

Purnia135

Banka134

Buxar134

Nalanda123

Gopalganj123

Nawada122

Sheikhpura118

Gaya115

Kaimur (bhabua)105

Bhojpur103

Saran101

Muzaffarpur96

Saharsa88

Supaul87

Vaishali87

Madhepura82

Kishanganj75

Aurangabad75

Sitamarhi73

Lakhisarai72

Araria68

Pashchim Champaran57

Arwal52

Jamui47

Sheohar20

2,62,509 45

404 27

2,60,564 71

1,541 1

DistrictCases

Indore3,839

Bhopal1,880

Ujjain799

Burhanpur351

Neemuch319

Jabalpur276

East Nimar266

Sagar228

Gwalior211

Khargone196

Dewas140

Dhar132

Mandsaur112

Morena109

Bhind87

Raisen71

Barwani60

Ratlam51

Rewa39

Shajapur39

Hoshangabad37

Vidisha37

Chhatarpur35

Betul35

Rajgarh31

Dindori29

Sheopur26

Damoh26

Satna24

Anuppur22

Panna20

Tikamgarh18

Sidhi17

Narsinghpur17

Chhindwara16

Agar Malwa15

Mandla15

Shivpuri15

Jhabua14

Shandol14

Singrauli13

Ashoknagar13

Datia12

Sehore12

Umaria10

Balaghat9

Guna8

Harda4

Alirajpur3

Katni3

Seoni2

Niwari0

2,61,403 390

2,666 148

2,54,874 241

3,863 1

DistrictCases

Kamrup Metro276

Golaghat203

Nagaon143

Hojai89

Dima Hasao86

Karimganj85

Tinsukia84

Cachar80

Dibrugarh61

Hailakandi57

Lakhimpur57

Marigaon50

Dhemaji47

Kamrup42

Kokrajhar37

Dhubri30

Charaideo29

Barpeta28

Udalguri28

Sonitpur27

Jorhat24

Nalbari23

Darrang20

Sivasagar20

Goalpara19

Biswanath16

Baksa14

KarbiAnglong13

Bongaigaon12

Chirang6

West KarbiAnglong5

South SalmaraMancachar4

Majuli2

2,17,527 9

1,620 14

2,14,815 23

1,092

DistrictCases

Amritsar485

Jalandhar297

Ludhiana293

Tarn Taran163

Gurdaspur154

Hoshiarpur140

S.A.S Nagar137

Patiala132

Sangrur107

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99

Pathankot86

Rupnagar (Ropar)74

Faridkot74

Sri Muktsar Sahib71

Moga65

Bathinda60

Fatehgarh Sahib57

Fazilka53

Firozepur50

Kapurthala44

Mansa31

Barnala25

1,81,597 593

4,436 214

1,71,336 368

5,825 11

DistrictCases

Anantnag395

Srinagar300

Kulgam295

Baramulla271

Shopian255

Kupwara231

Bandipora175

Udhampur155

Ramban151

Jammu138

Budgam110

Pulwama108

Kathua53

Rajouri39

Ganderbal37

Poonch35

Doda27

Reasi26

Samba25

Kishtwar10

Mirpur0

Muzaffarabad0

1,26,383 97

828 25

1,23,599 72

1,956

DistrictCases

East Singhbum170

Ranchi148

Hazaribagh110

Garhwa80

Ramgarh75

Koderma58

Simdega48

Dhanbad32

Gumla28

Palamu27

West Singhbhum21

SaraikelaKharsawan20

Giridih19

Bokaro16

Latehar14

Khunti10

Lohardaga8

Deoghar5

Dumka5

Pakur4

Jamtara2

Godda2

Chatra1

Sahebganj0

1,19,905 42

492 0

1,18,325 41

1,088 1

DistrictCases

Dehradun370

Nainital323

Tehri Garhwal110

Haridwar94

Udam Singh Nagar83

Almora71

Champawat45

Pithoragarh43

Chamoli36

PauriGarhwal36

Bageshwar31

Rudraprayag30

Uttar Kashi24

97,031

489 1

94,850

1,692 1

DistrictCases

Hamirpur117

Kangra105

Una41

Solan32

Chamba29

Bilaspur21

Mandi21

Sirmaur11

Shimla10

Kullu4

Kinnaur2

Lahaul And Spiti0

58,598 55

292 31

57,311 24

995

DistrictCases

South Goa69

North Goa57

54,932 61

598 11

53,540 50

794

DistrictCases

Pondicherry111

Mahe4

Karaikal2

Yanam0

39,717 20

197 3

38,852 16

668 1

DistrictCases

Dhalai196

Sepahijala174

Gomati74

South Tripura53

Unakoti49

West Tripura45

Khowai24

North Tripura14

33,417 10

41 9

32,985 1

391

DistrictCases

Churachandpur32

Kangpokpi26

Imphal West21

Thoubal18

Imphal East10

Tengnoupal9

Bishnupur7

Senapati6

Chandel5

Kamjong5

Ukhrul4

Jiribam3

Pherzawl3

Kakching2

Tamenglong2

Noney1

29,271 11

44 7

28,854 4

373

DistrictCases

Chandigarh313

21,719 60

357 35

21,011 25

351

DistrictCases

Changlang31

Papum Pare8

Lohit3

Namsai2

West Siang1

East Siang1

Upper Siang1

Tawang1

PakkeKessang1

West Kameng0

Upper Subansiri0

Tirap0

Siang0

Shi Yomi0

Anjaw0

Lower Subansiri0

Lower Dibang Valley0

Longding0

Leparada0

KurungKumey0

KraDaadi0

Kamle0

East Kameng0

Dibang Valley0

Lower Siang0

16,836

3 0

16,777

56

DistrictCases

East Khasi Hills22

West Garo Hills5

South West Garo Hills4

North Garo Hills1

West Jaintia Hills1

West Khasi Hills1

East Garo Hills0

East Jaintia Hills0

Ribhoi0

South Garo Hills0

South West Khasi Hills0

13,961

17 2

13,796 2

148

DistrictCases

Dimapur20

Mon8

Kohima7

Kiphire3

Tuensang3

Peren2

Phek1

Longleng0

Mokokchung0

Wokha0

Zunheboto0

12,199 1

10 1

12,098

91

DistrictCases

Kargil77

LehLadakh43

9,818 2

54 0

9,634 2

130

DistrictCases

East District3

South District3

North District0

West District0

6,137 2

44 1

5,958 3

135

DistrictCases

South Andamans33

Nicobars1

North And Middle Andaman1

5,018 1

4 1

4,952

62

DistrictCases

Kolasib11

Aizawl10

Mamit8

Lawngtlai2

Lunglei2

Saitual1

Champhai0

Hnahthial0

Khawzawl0

Saiha0

Serchhip0

4,423 1

25 1

4,388 2

10

DistrictCases

Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,406

4 0

3,400

2

DistrictCases

Lakshadweep District0

359 26

98 18

260 8

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