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COVID-19 Vaccination Drive For Indian Naval Personnel Begins At INHS Ashvini, Mumbai

A group photo of the officers and medical staff of the covid19 vaccination at INHS Asvini.
The first phase of immunization against COVID-19 at the Western Naval Command was initiated on 16 January 2021 at INHS Asvini. This phase is directed at immunizing healthcare workers (HCWs) at INHS Asvini and other HCWs in Mumbai.
The vaccination drive was rolled out with Rear Admiral Sheila Mathai, VSM, Commanding Officer, INHS Asvini receiving the first dose of the vaccine. A total of 100 HCWs including Medical Officers, Nursing Officers and other paramedical staff were vaccinated on Day 1.
The session was concluded without any adverse events reported. The next phase of vaccinations will target the frontline workers and personnel deployed on operational platforms.
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme of the Indian Naval Health Care Workers was launched by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, #FOCINC #ENC on 16 January 2021 at the #Vaccination Centre, INHS Kalyani. Covishield vaccine was given to 40 frontline #COVIDWarriors involving #doctors, #nurses, #paramedical staff, #healthworkers, ward sahyakas and medical attendants in coordination with District Health Authorities at Visakhapatnam. The vaccination centre staff underwent rigorous training and a state-of-the-art Vaccination Centre’s was set up at INHS Kalyani with dedicated manpower to conduct incident free vaccination. A robust reporting mechanism for real time monitoring of the programme and reporting of side effects was also established. Over the next few months all service personnel of the #IndianNavy at Visakhapatnam are envisaged to be vaccinated.
#COVID19Vaccination drive commenced at INHS Sanjivani, on 16 January 2021 under the guidance of Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin, Command Medical Officer, #SNC. In accordance with the directive of the Government of India #GoI, the #vaccination will initially be given to #healthcareworkers. All arrangements for vaccinating 100 personnel per session were completed. The site and set up were inspected by Dr. MG Shivadas, District Immunization Officer who expressed satisfaction at the facility. Covishield vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India has been supplied by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, through the District Immunization Officer, Ernakulum. A total of 670 doses have been supplied, which will cater to 300 health care workers, both serving and defense civilians, directly involved in patient care, who would be administered two doses. The balance healthcare and other frontline workers will be immunized in successive sessions as and when more vaccine doses are made available. The vaccination drive for Naval personnel is expected to be completed in three to four months.
In accordance with Government directives, #Covid19Vaccination drive for frontline #healthcareworkers of #IndianNavy commenced at Naval Station Delhi on 16 January 2021. The #vaccination drive was inaugurated in the presence of Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff #CNS. The drive will initially cover all health care workers and thereafter all serving Naval personnel will be vaccinated in a phased manner.
Source: Press Release, Ministry of Defence.
Vaccination in progress for 100 Healthcare Workers at INSH Asvini on Day 1 of the vaccination drive. PC: Indian Navy



Rear Admiral Sheila Mathai, VSM, Commanding Officer, INHS Asvini inaugurating the COVID-19 vaccination centre in INHS Asvini at Colaba, Mumbai. PC : Indian Navy

























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