It was 22 June 2021, a pleasant Tuesday morning, after a hot cup of strong tea, I left home to get the first dose of the vaccine. After endless tries on the computer, I decided to go to the Mysore District Hosptal. I had been there earlier for the mandatory Covid Test before joining work earlier this year.
I reached there around 7:45 a.m, there were close to 50 two wheelers parked outside the hospital premises and the glorious sun trying to trying to spread his rays through the clouds, everything seemed just right. People eagerly waiting for the counters to open, 4-5 policeman standing tall and alert. The Police men requesting us to form a queue while adhering to Covid-19 protocols and be patient till the counters open at at 9:00 a.m.
Soon at 9:00 a.m, one of the policemen began issuing tokens to the people in the queue. He made sure no one jumped the queue. My token number was 48, (I had arrived pretty early!) By 9:30 a.m, batches of 10 were called to line up in front of the registration counter
After an hour or so, I found myself at the counter, calling out my details and voilà, I had registered. I was handed over 2 forms, one to be filled with personal details and the other was to be handed over to the team that vaccinates me.
After filling the form, I was led to the Aadhar verification and instantly received the OTP which verified my details. The person at the counter asked me to to go to Room no # where the vaccinations were being administered. There was a queue of about 15 people and within a couple of minutes I was seated and the nurse administered the first dose of the vaccine. God bless her and everyone who assisted me in my battle against the SARS CoV-2. I was handed over two tablets to be taken later during the day. She also advised me to remain seated at the designated ward for half an hour .
The staff at the hospital were very kind and it was a seamless experience
The Front-line workers are relentlessly doing their duty.
We must follow the advice recommended by the WHO. .https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
The following is quoted from the WHO website.
What to do to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19
- Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others to reduce your risk of infection when they cough, sneeze or speak. Maintain an even greater distance between yourself and others when indoors. The further away, the better.
- Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people. The appropriate use, storage and cleaning or disposal are essential to make masks as effective as possible.
Don’t forget the basics of good hygiene
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This eliminates germs including viruses that may be on your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands. By following good ‘respiratory hygiene’, you protect the people around you from viruses, which cause colds, flu and COVID-19.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.
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Do read how about the first 12 days of the lockdown announced by India, in 2020 here: https://apprendre24.wordpress.com/lockdown/