After almost a year of restricting themselves to home over COVID-19 fears, senior citizen in Telangana took frail steps towards a relatively normal life as their turn for vaccination came up on Monday. After healthcare workers and frontline workers, the Health department is now vaccinating common people aged 60 years and above, and those in the 45-59 year age group with co-morbidities.
Some elderly persons walked to the vaccination centres at private hospitals while others relied on walking sticks or wheelchairs. Most of them were accompanied by a family member.
Among the oldest persons to take the vaccine in Hyderabad was 100-year-old Jai dev Chowdhry, a former entrepreneur. He took the jab at Medicover Hospitals, opposite the State Secretariat.