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Apollo Hospitals chairman among first recipients as COVID-19 vaccination drive begins in Chennai

Apollo Hospitals chairman among those who got the COVID vaccine shots on inaugural day. 

Published: 16th January 2021 12:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2021 03:06 PM   |  A+A-

Apollo Hospitals Founder & Chairman Prathap C Reddy after taking the covid 19 vaccination shot at Vaccination center, Apollo hospita in Chennai. (Photo | R Satish Babu, EPS)

Apollo Hospitals Founder & Chairman Prathap C Reddy after taking the covid 19 vaccination shot at Vaccination center, Apollo hospital in Chennai. (Photo | R Satish Babu, EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The COVID-19 vaccination drive began at Chennai hospitals as part of the nationwide vaccination roll out on Saturday. 

The vaccination drive kick-started at the Apollo’s Vaccination Centre in Greams Road along with four major government hospitals in the city - Stanley GH,  Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, Omandurar GH, and Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. 

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Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr C Prathap Reddy took the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at their Greams Road Hospital’s vaccination centre as part of the drive. Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital Dean Dr E Theranirajan and Omandurar Dean Dr R Jayanthi received the first jab of Covaxin at Chennai on Saturday.

Similarly, the drive also commenced in MGM healthcare in Chennai, where renowned singer SP Balasubrahmanyam took treatment for COVID-19.

The vaccine drive was rolled out in three Urban Community Health Centres as well as the Institute of Child Health. Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash inaugurated the drive for Health care workers at Injambambakkam UCHC.



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