KARACHI: Medical Superintendent of Sindh Services Hospital, Karachi Dr. Farhat Abbas has said that no adverse reactions or side-effects have so far been reported by people who were vaccinated in Karachi.
Talking to MM News Dr. Farhat said, “It is normal to have certain reactions after vaccination. There may be redness, swelling or pain around the injection site. Fatigue, fever, headache and aching limbs are also not uncommon in the first three days after vaccination,” he added.
Dr. Farhat said that the drug has already been tested and no adverse effects have been reported. He said in the first phase, under the direction of the World Health Organization, paramedical staff and doctors have started vaccinating in the city, and vaccination centers have been set up in every district.
He informed two centers have been set up in the district south, one at Khaliq Dina Hal and the other at Jinnah Hospital. The health official said all the staff has been given regular training in vaccination drive in two shifts from 8 am to 2 pm and 2 pm to 8 pm.
Staff nurse Sehrish said “We have also got doctors and nurses who were not present in the vaccination program and came from other districts. We have also vaccinated them,” she added.
Karachi administration launched its national coronavirus immunization campaign by administering the first shots to frontline health workers. Pakistan has reported 53 deaths by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases surged to 551,842 in the last 24 hours.
According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 11,886 while 1,302 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Most numbers of casualties have been reported in Punjab.