(This was originally posted in WION by Sidhant Sibal)
All of the Indian Navy’s personnel have got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to Navy officials. The second dose of vaccine has been given to 70% of personnel with progress being made rapidly. Officials speaking to WION said, “Almost 100 % of Indian Navy personnel have got the first COVID-19 doses”.
The focus has been to vaccinate Navy Personnel’s depends, ex-service, defense civilians, and their families. So far vaccination centers of the Navy across the country have inoculated around 10,000 of the listed groups.
According to data shared by the defence ministry in the Indian Parliament earlier this year, 3604 COVID-19 cases were reported in the Navy. Navy has reported two deaths due to COVID-19, the lowest among the three services.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.