Kohima, January 18: Nagaland on Monday inoculated 897 healthcare workers in both Government and private sectors across 11 districts in the State, health official here said.
With this, the total number of healthcare workers getting the Covishield jab has risen to 1,458. On the first of the vaccination on Saturday, 561 took the Covishield shot.
Officials said no serious cases of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) have so far been reported in the State.
In this first phase of the vaccination drive a total of 19,690 healthcare workers, including Government, private, military and paramilitary doctors, nurses and sanitary workers will be given the vaccine.
State Immunization Officer (SIO), Dr Ritu Thurr said that the vaccination on Monday was carried out in 22 sites across all districts in the State.
Dr Thurr informed that all the vaccinated healthcare workers will receive the subsequent second dose after 28 days and COVID-19 appropriate behaviors will be strictly maintained even after the vaccination.
All 11 districts will have more sessions for the remaining healthcare workers, he said.
On the first day, the vaccination drive could not be launched in Longleng and Kiphire, reportedly due to poor internet connectivity in the two districts. In Longleng today, 84 health workers were vaccinated while in Kiphire, 24 took the Covid vaccine.
The Covidshield vaccine has undergone all pre-clinical trials and is safe for use in the general population, he assured while allaying apprehensions.
Meanwhile, Dr Thurr said the first phase is targeted to healthcare workers only as they are at the highest risk of infection and also to reduce the transmission to patients when caring for them. (Page News Service)
District-wise vaccination on Day-2
Dimapur – 197
Mon – 129
Longleng – 87
Wokha – 85
Peren – 83
Phek – 71
Zunheboto – 67
Mokokchung – 62
Kohima – 52
Tuensang – 40
Kiphire – 24
Total – 897