Gearing Up For Vaccination; What Should You Do?.

Many corners of the country are setting up vaccination centres. Evidently, vaccination is the only way to get this pandemic under control, to some extent.

Dinesh and I recently spent about 6 hours in a vaccine queue. Based on what we experienced, we thought of pointing out a few things that you need to consider, if you're planning to wait in line for a jab.

Prepare For A Long Queue

The demand for vaccines has surged, but there's a shortage of supply. So, naturally, the queues are long, and the most unfortunate part is that some even have to go back home without the vaccine.

Avoid Reserving Spots On The Queue

And don't let anyone reserve a spot for you; it's very bad manners. You might be stealing the chance of someone who has been in the queue for hours. If you want to claim a spot at the front of the queue, go as early as possible. 

Maintain Your Distance

People are so focused on getting the vaccine as soon as possible, that they often forget that it's still the age of pandemic. So always make sure to maintain at least 1 meter from the other participants in the queue. 

Gear Up With Masks & Shields

The health authorities recommend wearing two masks for extra safety. You can also wear a mask with a face shield. 

Carry An Umbrella

One needs no introduction about how sunny our weather can be. Whether it be sun or rain, an umbrella would come in quite handy when you're expected to stand in a roadside queue with no shelter. 

Take A Water Bottle & Snacks

The sunny weather can cause dehydration and heat exhaustion. Bring a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated and also a few snacks (biscuits, chips etc.), so you won't go hungry. 

Pack Light

Aside from the aforementioned elements, leave your other belongings at home. Carrying heavy handbags/laptop bags/backpacks will make this process even more tiresome. 

Your NIC; A Must

Your NIC should be presented at the vaccination centre, as proof of identity and your age. Do not forget to bring it.

Wear Comfort Clothing

Your clothes are the last thing you need to bother about when standing under the sun. Wear something comfy and light, and avoid dark colours as they tend to absorb the heat.

Also, check whether your shirt/t-shirt/blouse/top gives easy access to the deltoid muscle of the arm (upper arm), as it makes the vaccination process easier and faster.

Use Your Own Pen

Once you enter the vaccination centre, you'll receive a form that requests certain details from you for certification. It's a known fact that contaminated objects and surfaces aid the spread of COVID-19, and therefore, use your own pen to fill this form, rather than sharing someone else's. Furthermore, make sure to sanitise your hands after handing out the completed form.

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