Over 10,676 Assam healthcare workers vaccinated in 4 days
GMCH superintendent Abhijit Sarma being vaccinated at the hospital during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme in Assam

Over 10,676 Assam healthcare workers vaccinated in 4 days

“The fourth day of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme was conducted successfully in Assam. Around 3091 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 6 pm through 65 sessions,” an official statement said on Thursday evening.

GUWAHATI

Altogether, 10,676 healthcare workers have been vaccinated during four days of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Assam.

No case of serious/severe AEFI (Adverse event following immunization) has been reported.

“The fourth day of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme was conducted successfully in Assam. Around 3091 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 6 pm through 65 sessions,” an official statement said on Thursday evening.

Out of the 65 session sites on Thursday, 57 session sites administered Covishield to 2799 beneficiaries, while eight administered Covaxin to 292 beneficiaries.

Only two minor cases of AEFI have been reported today, one minor AEFI case from Lakhimpur district and one minor AEFI case from Barpeta district today.

“I took the vaccine in Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, and after that, I have been continuing my regular duty at Kalapahar Hospital, without any problems. The vaccine has given me more reasons to smile and more enthusiasm to work for the COVID affected people in Assam,” Raktim Pratim Tamuli Phukan, additional superintendent, Kalapahar COVID Care Hospital said.

Ulupi Phukan, superintendent, Sonapur District Hospital also shared her experience.

“There has not been any serious AEFI observed since the COVID vaccination drive started in Sonapur District Hospital. I can assure that the COVID vaccine is safe as I have also taken the vaccine and I am not facing any difficulties,” Phukan said.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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