As the nation launches the world’s largest preventive-health vaccine, Apollo Hospitals begins vaccinating general public
As the nation launches the world’s largest preventive-health vaccine,
Apollo Hospitals begins vaccinating general public
Chennai March 1, 2021: After a long year spent fighting the COVID pandemic, hope and positivity was palpable in the air as the COVID vaccination program began at the Apollo Vaccination Centres in Chennai today. Post the Covid-19 vaccination dry run, Apollo Hospitals has begun the COVID vaccination program at the Government authorised Apollo Vaccination Centres in Chennai today. It is momentous for us to partner with the Government of India and participate in a bigger and more active role in administering the life-saving jab.
The authorised Apollo Hospitals vaccination centres approved by the Government in Chennai are Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Apollo Specialty Hospital, Teynampet, Apollo Specialty Hospital, OMR, Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Vanagaram, Apollo Children's Hospital, Thousand Lights, Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar where vaccination will be available for general public for the cohorts and asper the guidelines laid down by the MoHFW.
At Apollo Hospitals, we are all geared up as the work began in October 2020 itself to strengthen the vaccine cold chain and gear up the facilities for efficient and fast administration by trained healthcare personnel with the highest safety standards, for up to 1 million doses per day. There is appropriate checking of identities before administration of the vaccine shots with cold chain maintenance, proper biomedical waste management, validation of data in Co-WIN app, observation for 30 minutes’ post vaccination, AEFI (adverse effects following immunization) management and above all a comforting and reassuring environment to reassure those present for the vaccine shots. During vaccination, the entire process of infection control practices is followed including screening of all beneficiaries for fever, physical distance, hand hygiene, universal masking, and safe injection practices.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Apollo Hospitals is privileged to carry out the Covid vaccination for the state with the support of the Government of India. As the largest and most trusted integrated healthcare network in the country, we believe that it is our duty and responsibility to actively participate in the nation’s fight against COVID-19 and we are well prepared to protect our countrymen from the clutches of Covid 19 to make India safe and healthy.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Apollo Hospitals was one of the first to share that we have ability to administer nearly 1 million COVID-19 vaccines a day. And we are happy to share that, we have strengthened the vaccine cold chain for supply and geared up all Apollo facilities for efficient and fast administration with the highest safety standards, for up to 1 million doses per day. It is a proud moment for all of us to be partnering with the Government’s Atmanirbhar initiative in administering the vaccination for the nation.”