Valuing each vial
THE WEEK|May 09, 2021
The Kerala strategy for zero wastage of Covid-19 vaccine
CITHARA PAUL

SANDHYA S., AN ASHA worker from the Kozhikode district in Kerala, had a tough task at hand for the last three months. Every morning, she had to bring 10 senior citizens to the Covid-19 vaccination centre in her area and had to coordinate with a junior public health nurse to get them vaccinated.

“There were many apprehensions about the vaccines,” recalled Sandhya. “We had to convince the people about the benefits of taking vaccines and then coax them to come to the vaccination centre. It was quite the task. But now I am happy that everybody above 60 in my neighbourhood is vaccinated.”

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