Youth flock to vaccine centres for Covid-19 jab

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: May 2, 2021 07:10 PM2021-05-02T19:10:01+5:302021-05-02T19:10:01+5:30

Aurangabad, May 2: The vaccination drive for people between 18-44 years began on Saturday amid a vaccine shortage. Youths ...

Youth flock to vaccine centres for Covid-19 jab | Youth flock to vaccine centres for Covid-19 jab

Youth flock to vaccine centres for Covid-19 jab

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Aurangabad, May 2:

The vaccination drive for people between 18-44 years began on Saturday amid a vaccine shortage. Youths flocked to the vaccination centres to get the Covid-19 shot. Some came with friends, some with family. The youths went on to say that the way to reduce the likely chance of getting infected is to get vaccinated, hence all must get vaccinated.

The vaccination drive for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years was started in Aurangabad on Saturday. On the first day, there was a lot of enthusiasm among the youths to get vaccinated. Vaccination started at 2 pm at the district civil hospital. Preparations were made since morning under the guidance of the district surgeon Dr Sundar Kulkarni. The first beneficiary, Pratik Vani, was vaccinated by staff nurse Kusum Bhalerao at 2 pm. In all, 100 people were vaccinated here, while a total of 139 people were vaccinated at AMC's health centres at Sadatnagar, Kaiser Colony, Mukundwadi informed municipal health officer Dr Nita Padalkar. Additional district surgeon Dr Kamlakar Mudkhedkar, staff nurse Kusum Bhalerao, Reshma Sheikh, Anita Jarwal, Gulbas Nagargoje, Jana Mundhe, Sagar Dakhane, Nikhil Ghorpade were present.

Vaccination with family members

Yogita Kanade, a resident of N-9, Raigadnagar, and her son Rishikesh, were vaccinated at the district hospital on Saturday. Similarly, many youths also came with their family members to get vaccinated. Many parents also provided moral support to kids while taking the vaccine.

Collector interacts with the youths

Collector Sunil Chavan, additional collector Dr Anant Gavhane visited the district civil hospital. Considering the possible fear of the third wave, the collector instructed to vaccinate as many people as possible. He appreciated the work of the health workers while interacting with the youth who came for vaccination.

Caution is needed even after vaccination

I registered for vaccination on April 28. I finally got the slot at 1 am on Friday night. There were no fears in mind while taking the vaccine. It is important to adhere to wearing a mask even after vaccination, Pratik Vani, the first beneficiary.

Women should come forward

Was very eager to get vaccinated. Had been waiting for several days. Women also go out for work. Therefore, women should also come forward to get vaccinated without any fear, said Gauri Vani.

Will inspire others as well

My parents have been vaccinated. Eventually, I got vaccinated too. Feeling very well after being vaccinated. The vaccine is safe. Definitely going to inspire others to get vaccinated as well, said Rituja Wadkar.

Do not roam around after vaccination

Young people should not roam around for no reason, thinking that getting vaccinated means they are safe. Health workers, frontline workers, seniors, citizens above 45 years of age were getting vaccinated. Now a person above 18 years of age is being vaccinated. Over 100 registered people will be vaccinated at the district hospital, said Kusum Bhalerao, staff nurse, district civil hospital.

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