Frontline Workers On Getting First Covid Vaccines, “Humbled And Proud”. As the monumental vaccination campaign to inoculate crores of people against the coronavirus pandemic started in India, turning on the light at the end of a 12-month tunnel that upended lives everywhere, an immense sense of gratitude rang out among individuals first in line to get the vaccines. The vaccination programme excepts to first inoculate 3 crore health staff and other frontline workers and then persons over the age of 50 years, followed by persons under the age of 50 years with related comorbidities. Manish Kumar was the first person to get a vaccine shot in Delhi. Many refused so I went to my seniors and said that first give me the vaccine.
Here is what some of the people who took the jab said:
I decided to prove to my colleagues that it is not important to be afraid. My wife also asked me not to take the vaccine. I just told her it was an injection. I asked my mother to reassure my wife that I was healthy after taking that dose.
Biji Tomy, a nurse fired at the Delhi government-run LNJP hospital for the first vaccine: I feel proud and humbled to be part of this historical moment. We risked our lives and were in agony every day to see so many deaths. It is a relief that we now have a coronavirus vaccine.
Bipasha Seth, the first person to inoculate in West Bengal, is a wonderful day for mankind. I feel really happy about getting the first dose.
Abdul Qayoom, security guard at Era Medical College, Uttar Pradesh: Due to the close proximity to coronavirus patients, there was still fear in mind. But I’m feeling much safer now.
Ranganath Bhojje, Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) worker, he is happy as he is the first person to get this vaccine in Goa. In the selection for vaccination, I was never hesitant, but I’m very fortunate. I hope it’s for the best.
Dr. Nitin Abhyankar in Pune: I am extremely proud. I am happy that I could become part of the inaugural inoculation campaign that began to battle COVID-19 in the region.