Is it better to go to big hospital for Covishield vaccination (2nd dose)? As small nursing homes which have power cuts may not store vaccines properly?

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Is it better to go to bigger hospitals for Covishield vaccination (2nd dose)? As smaller / local nursing homes which have power cuts, etc may not keep vaccines stored properly?

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Lagta hai pehli khuraak le li budhe ne… smile toungueout

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Take in govt district hospital.. They get daily fresh stocks due to huge Vaccination happening in these hospitals daily.

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Bk100 wrote:

Take in govt district hospital.. They get daily fresh stocks due to huge Vaccination happening in these hospitals daily.

None nearby sad

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Crowd management is very poor at many vaccination centers rn
Sometimes the management is responsible for the delays + mass gathering and some other times its unpunctual people
You might even get contracted with COVID-19 before even taking the first shot

May be, Big private hospitals are better at handling such scenarios right now? Apart from maintaining necessary storage temperatures?

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Vaccines can stay potent even with just 8 hours of uninterrupted power supply per day.

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getready wrote:

Crowd management is very poor at many vaccination centers rn
Sometimes the management is responsible for the delays + mass gathering and some other times its unpunctual people
You might even get contracted with COVID-19 before even taking the first shot

May be, Big private hospitals are better at handling such scenarios right now? Apart from maintaining necessary storage temperatures?

I already got 1st shot. Now I need to get 2nd shot (8 weeks gap).

I need to choose between:
a) Big hospital with possibly better storage facilities BUT large crowd.
b) Small hospital but electricity cuts happen so storage may be poor BUT crowd will be less.

What do you guys suggest considering it will be the 2nd Dose? @getready
@Rocking_since_1992
@cadence
@Wander-lust

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Budhe-Baba wrote:

I already got 1st shot. Now I need to get 2nd shot (8 weeks gap).

I need to choose between:
a) Big hospital with possibly better storage facilities BUT large crowd.
b) Small hospital but electricity cuts happen so storage may be poor BUT crowd will be less.

What do you guys suggest considering it will be the 2nd Dose? @getready
@Rocking_since_1992
@cadence
“@Wander-lust

When is it due?

I was going to suggest a big hospital initially due to faster turnover of vaccine stock & better storage as mentioned by you.

But all big hospitals are overwhelmed with patients which means more wait time & exposure. I’ll suggest to look for a good but small hospital/clinic. Many of these small ‘upmarket’ hospitals/clinics have electricity backup & you can call them beforehand to confirm.

Edit: I think it was you or someone who mentioned about vaccination drive in big societies. If it’s not available then go with small hospital option.

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Budhe-Baba wrote:

I already got 1st shot. Now I need to get 2nd shot (8 weeks gap).

I need to choose between:
a) Big hospital with possibly better storage facilities BUT large crowd.
b) Small hospital but electricity cuts happen so storage may be poor BUT crowd will be less.

What do you guys suggest considering it will be the 2nd Dose? @getready
@Rocking_since_1992
@cadence
“@Wander-lust

Choose small hospitals, they have alternatives for power cut like Solar panel.
Because more crowd, more chances to get exposed with covid

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Dusri baar Covaxin try karna maza ayega

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Budhe-Baba wrote:

I already got 1st shot. Now I need to get 2nd shot (8 weeks gap).

I need to choose between:
a) Big hospital with possibly better storage facilities BUT large crowd.
b) Small hospital but electricity cuts happen so storage may be poor BUT crowd will be less.

What do you guys suggest considering it will be the 2nd Dose? @getready
@Rocking_since_1992
@cadence
“@Wander-lust

Consider the less-crowded option
Here in Bengaluru, certain popular private hospitals (big).. have separate entry/exit points for COVID-19 tests/vaccination & for the emergency COVID ward
Also if lockdown has been imposed at your place (like it is .. here in Bengaluru).. its gonna be nil/limited OPD & the people visiting hospitals to get vaccinated will also be less (Although the govt allowed local transit to get vaccinated)

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most important factor is availability

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Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA
Moderna mRNA
Oxford/AstraZeneca Adenovirus
J&J/Janssen Adenovirus vector
Valneva Inactivated whole virus
GSK/Sanofi Protein plus adjuvant

Which one is good?

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motabhaii wrote:

Dusri baar Covaxin try karna
Naya try kar maza ayega

Dont give wrong life threatening advice

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typhoon wrote:

Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA
Moderna mRNA
Oxford/AstraZeneca Adenovirus
J&J/Janssen Adenovirus vector
Valneva Inactivated whole virus
GSK/Sanofi Protein plus adjuvant

Which one is good?

1.pfizer
2. Oxford

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demerius2020 wrote:

Dont give wrong life threatening advice

Mazaak tha bhai, we all have enough knowledge

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vijkap201 wrote:

Lagta hai pehli khuraak le li budhe ne… smile toungueout

badey buzurgoN se baat karne ka ye shishtaachaar hota hai😡?


maybe he reconnected with that senior from college, after all these decades and it is for her that @Budhe-Baba is asking.

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Budhe-Baba wrote:

Is it better to go to bigger hospitals for Covishield vaccination (2nd dose)?
As smaller / local nursing homes which have power cuts, etc may not keep vaccines stored properly?

if the facility where you went for the first one seemed reasonable, and is still relatively safe to go to… you can repeat there itself.

while on paper this logic/ line of thought looks good,
in reality: a chain is only as strong as the weakest link in it.

mishandling or deviation from SOPs can happen anywhere (from original despatch site, to transit to intermediaries) and it would be practically impossible for a lay person to have definitive knowledge of the lapses (if any).

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mithhilparekh wrote:

badey buzurgoN se baat karne ka ye shishtaachaar hota hai😡?


maybe he reconnected with that senior from college, after all these decades and it is for her that @Budhe-Baba is asking.

Samajh gaya… Pranam sawikaar karen @Budhe-Baba ji… smile toungueout

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vijkap201 wrote:

Samajh gaya… Pranam sawikaar karen @Budhe-Baba ji… smile toungueout

haha ha🙂 Vijendra bhai.. aap bhi!

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typhoon wrote:

Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA
Moderna mRNA
Oxford/AstraZeneca Adenovirus
J&J/Janssen Adenovirus vector
Valneva Inactivated whole virus
GSK/Sanofi Protein plus adjuvant

Which one is good?

Bharat Biotech- Covaxin whole inactive virus

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demerius2020 wrote:

Oxford is running good for uk they are going maskfree even

Fully vaccinated Americans can now go outside without a mask, CDC says

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sab bhawan bharose hai. I took appointment online for my mom and people who walked in without appointment were also given vaccine and no queue system either. this in a big private hospital.

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Good question

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papa_kancha wrote:

sab bhawan bharose hai. I took appointment online for my mom and people who walked in without appointment were also given vaccine and no cue system either. this in a big private hospital.

People above 45 requires no online registration. On the spot registration and vaccine provided. Below 45, registration is mandatory online

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El-Profesor wrote:

People above 45 requires no online registration. On the spot registration and vaccine provided. Below 45, registration is mandatory online

Than what’s the point of appointment on cowin?

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papa_kancha wrote:

Than what’s the point of appointment on cowin?

It is for the people in the 18-44 age group and to avoid crowding at the vaccination centers.

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jaybro wrote:

It is for the people in the 18-44 age group and to avoid crowding at the vaccination centers.

Arrey I’m talking about appointment given before vaccination plans were announced for 18-44.

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