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Christian Medical College Vellore

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Vision Statement: The Christian Medical College, Vellore, seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service and research

Vaccinations at CMC

CMC was able to start vaccinating their staff in January 2021. Later on, the general public were also able to come to the hospital for vaccination, with vulnerable senior age groups invited first. Two different vaccines were used at CMC: CovishieldTM (Astra Zeneca) and CovaxinTM (Bharath Biotech). The Government has now opened vaccination to everyone above the age of 18.

Vaccination is the best way to avoid becoming sick with COVID. But it doesn’t work immediately; it takes three to four weeks to have full effect. Even when fully vaccinated you can still catch COVID-19 and pass it on to others. So, continue to use a face mask, keep washing your hands regularly and keep some distance from people after you have been vaccinated.

Everyone should get vaccinated if they can:

  • People who have been vaccinated are much less likely to catch COVID-19
  • Those that do catch it are very unlikely to get seriously ill and rarely die
  • They are less likely to pass it on to others.

The more people vaccinated, the safer it is for everyone.

Waiting outside for the vaccinations at CMC Vellore
Waiting area at CMC Vellore main hospital. Waiting outside is safer than inside.
COVID vaccine consultation desk
COVID vaccine consultation desk. They take your details.
Two officers with laptops to check your details
COVID officers will check your details
staff waiting in the final room with for their vaccinations
Waiting for the nurse to call for the injection.
the actual vaccination room. waiting for the jab
Vaccinations are done behind these curtains.
The nurse gets the vaccination ready
The nurse gets the injection ready for one of CMC’s security guards
vaccination is given by the nurse into the top of the arm
The nurse gives the injection into the top of the arm. This may hurt a little.
Press on the inection site. Instructions are given for what to look for
After the injection, the nurse gives instructions and what to do if you have any bad effects.
the COVIshield vaccination card to record when you have your vaccination injections
The Covishield vaccination card

the covaxin vaccination card to record when the injections are taken
The Covaxin vaccination card. Records when you had the injections.

The vaccination in a cool box
the vaccination must be kept in a cold container until it is used

Book your Vaccination Date

You can book your vaccination in 2 steps. First register on the CoWin app for android. Then book an appointment for the injections(s). There are several places where you can now be vaccinated but you must book through the app.

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