After intensive campaigning for ten days, providing safety data from immediate family (and friends) recipients to the inter-family regulatory panel comprising her siblings, I managed to convince my 80-year old mother to get vaccinated yesterday. On the suggestion of the panel-head (my uncle) I took her to the (Central) Government ESI Hospital, K.K.Nagar, Chennai. The COVISHIELD vaccine (we would’ve taken COVAXIN if offered, but we didn’t ask) was provided for free.
The process was super easy (just carry AADHAAR card), the staff & nurses were friendly & sensitive to old people needs, the place is easy to access, is on the ground floor (just ten feet from the parking area) and has a ramp to walk easily/wheel-chair, ample parking facilities, well-ventilated. They start vaccinating at 9 AM, we were there at 8:45 AM, got vaccinated at 9:30 AM and left after 30 minutes of observation (wait).
My hearty thanks to the staff at Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Peripheral Hospital, K.K.Nagar, Chennai.
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