Hyderabad: More than 10,000 healthcare workers in the private sector were vaccinated on Monday — the day seeing cent per cent participation as safety of the vaccine is by now somewhat assured. The first-dose vaccination drive will continue in private hospitals till January 30.
Fifteen lakh people across the country have taken the first dose in recent days. The state government said that five adverse effects were noted in private hospitals on Monday.
Dr Kiran Madhala, a doctor in the government sector, said, “Myths and fears of reactions have melted away as the large number of government-sector healthcare workers who took the first jab since last week showed no adverse effect. Mild reactions were expected in some cases. By now, it’s clear the vaccine is safe.”
There was palpable anxiety in the first week of the inoculation drive. Only 57 per cent turn-out was registered in government hospitals. Private hospital managements have made it clear to their staff that all…