COVID Vaccination Centre @ RxDx Healthcare
COVID VACCINE CAMPS
Looking at the rising COVID cases in Bengaluru, healthcare service providers are being encouraged to ramp up the vaccine drive. The current priority group of 45 years and above includes those who are unable to travel to vaccination centres due to health or other issues.
Doorstep vaccination is a big step in covering the target group in large numbers. More people can receive vaccine in the comfort of their own residence or workplaces. All you need is a tie-up with a government-authorized COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC).
RxDx, your friendly neighbourhood healthcare chain has vaccinated over 10,000 beneficiaries through their CVCs across the 5 flagship facilities in Bengaluru. Our dedicated COVID Vaccine Team has started running onsite camps for workplaces as soon we received the nod. We are ready for the societies now.
You can get vaccinated against COVID-19 from any of the RxDx Healthcare branches
SUPPLY OF COVAXIN IS LIMITED
Please note that RxDx, just like other hospitals, can carry out Covaxin administration in a limited capacity only due to shortage of vaccine stock in Bengaluru.
How and When Hospitals get Stock from BBMP?
- Hospitals are notified around 9:00 pm about next day’s stock availability
- The following day, hospitals can collect the stock from vaccine collection points between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm depending on logistics
- Fresh stock is issued only after submission of utilization report of the previous day. So, hospitals cannot collect anything in advance
- These challenges are mainly due to shortage of stocks. We hope this situation will improve in few days and the supply will be smoother
- If you have booked a slot for COVAXIN with RxDx Whitefield branch, we will keep notifying you as and when the vaccine is available
Fill the online form to receive an alert once Covaxin stock is available in RxDx Whitefield. Your booking will be confirmed on a priority basis.
IMPORTANT: We can open COVAXIN vials only if 10 beneficiaries have been confirmed for one particular slot. This action will help curb any vaccine wastage.
SUPPLY OF COVISHIELD IS RELATIVELY BETTER
You may register or walk-in for COVISHIELD as per the Vaccination Schedule.
We request your support, patience, cooperation and understanding.
ELIGIBLE AGE GROUP
Government of India, vide its order D.O. No. 1940407/2020/Imm dated April 3, 2021, has revised its guidelines regarding eligibility for vaccination. As per the new guidelines:
Registration of Persons aged 45 years and above will be allowed
No new registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed with immediate effect
The registration of 45 years and above on CoWIN would begin from 1st April 2021.
Please do adhere to COVID appropriate behaviour throughout the vaccination process and also continue to do so thereafter for the safety of the unimmunised population.
What’s unique about COVID vaccination at RxDx?
Shots are administered by trained vaccinators
Doctors are available for pre-and-post vaccination consultations, if needed
Doctors are available for comorbidity assessment and certificate, if needed
Exclusive areas have been created for smooth, seamless and quick turnaround
Support is available for verification and on-the-spot registration
Support is available for downloading the vaccination certificates
Trained staff available for Vaccination counselling on the floor
Our own cold chain logistics are maintained across all branches
RxDx has been rated high by beneficiaries who received their shots since beginning of inoculation in Bengaluru. Here are a few expression from the testimonials:
- “Kind treatment”
- “Smooth and Seamless”
- “Didn’t even feel the jab”
- “Helpful Staff”
- “Feel honoured by your services”
- “Efficient staff”
- “Cleared doubts”
- “Nurse was very nice”
2nd Dose Schedule
- 4 – 6 weeks for Covaxin
- 4 – 8 weeks for Covishield
Protection from the SARS-CoV-2 is maximised when the 2nd dose of Covishield is administered between 6 – 8 weeks intervals
Method 1 – Walk-in:
Adequate slots are available for Walk-in beneficiaries at RxDx. You may walk-in to any of our branches. Do check the branch –specific vaccination schedule before planning your visit.
Method 2 – Fill Online Form:
You can also book slots for vaccination by filling the Online Form on this page. Based on the date and time slot chose by you, you will receive a mail from us confirming your appointment.
Method 3 – WhatsApp: Simply WhatsApp your request to +91 901 996 1402 with following details:
- Full Name:
- Mobile Number:
- Email ID (if available)
- Preferred Date for Vaccination:
- Preferred Time for Vaccination:
- Preferred RxDx Branch:
- Number of Beneficiaries (Max 4):
- Any other information (Optional):
Method 4 – COWIN Portal: If you are registering via www.cowin.gov, then please follow this process
- Visit www.cowin.gov.in
- Enter your mobile number
- Enter the OTP (you will get OTP via SMS)
- Enter your demographic and Photo ID details
- Depending upon your requirement, you may add up to 4 members using one mobile number
- Select Schedule Now
- Select Schedule Appointment
- Check the Pin Code button to Select Vaccination Centre
|For Whitefield Branch, type 560066 and press enter||Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Whitefield S1 P3|
|For Siddapura branch, type 560066 and press enter||Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Siddapura P3|
|For Kadugodi branch, type 560067 and press enter||Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Kadugodi P3|
|For Bellandur branch, type 560103 and press enter||Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Bellandur P3|
|For Malleswaram branch, type 560003 and press enter||Scroll down the Centre Name window to select and click on RxDx Samanvay|
- Choose your preferred date and time as per slot availability
- Click Book to complete your registration Process
Method 5 – Aarogya Setu : You can also book your vaccination using your Aarogya Setu App
- Download the Aarogya Setu App from Play Store or App Store
- Complete the installation and registration process
- After installation, click on the Vaccination icon
- Follow the same process as described for www.cowin.gov.in Method 4 above
Time Table of COVID Vaccination Centre at RxDx Healthcare
|COVISHIELD Time||COVAXIN Time|
|1||RxDx Whitefield||Mon – Sat||9:30 am – 5:00 pm||1:00 pm – 5:00 pm||1:00 pm – 5:00 pm||3:00 pm – 5:00 pm|
|2||RxDx Kadugodi||Mon – Sat||2:00 pm – 5:00 pm||4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|3||RxDx Bellandur||Mon – Sat||1:00 pm – 4:00 pm||3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|4||RxDx CHANDY, Siddapura||Mon – Sat||2:00 pm – 5:00 pm||4:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|5||RxDx SAMANVAY, Malleswaram||Mon – Sat||9:30 am – 5:00 pm||9:30 am – 4:00 pm||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
What document do you need to submit for registration?
Age proof with photo identity (any one of these):
- Aadhar Card
- Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) – Voter ID Card
- Driving License
- NPR smart card
- Pension document with photograph
On the day of vaccination, please carry the Photo ID card specified at the time of registration.
Please verify your certificate before leaving the RxDx Covid Vaccination Centre. Speak with any RxDx Staff if you haven’t received the message for downloading your vaccination certificate.
Steps to download the Certificate without beneficiary ID:
- Go to: www.Cowin.gov.in
- Click on Register Yourself
- Update Registered Phone number
- Click on Get OTP
- Update OTP and click Verify
- Your details will appear
- Click on CERTIFICATE box to download certificate
Didn’t get the Vaccination Certificate?
While you are in the vaccination centre at RxDx, please CONTACT Mr Prasun Dutta, RxDx, 9886512567
- Or else, share the following details with us URGENTLY:
- Name of the Beneficiary:
- Date of Vaccination:
- Mobile number (which was used for vaccination):
- Pls send above details via any ONE of these methods ONLY:
- SMS/ WhatsApp to: 9886512567
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The revision in dose interval is only meant for Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and not Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
The updated dose interval has come up after the results of the recent Late-Stage US trials became available to the public.
AstraZeneca carried out a Late-stage human trial with 32,449 volunteers across all age groups above 18 years, in the US.
Symptomatic disease prevention: 79% Efficacy
Severe disease and hospitalisation prevention: 100% Efficacy
Among age group of 65 and above: 80% Overall Efficacy
No risk of blood clotting events in participants who had received at least one dose of the vaccine.
COVID 2.0, India
New case count:
925 in Bengaluru
1488 in Karnataka
Karnataka is stepping up the Vaccination Coverage to 3 Lakh per day and COVID Testing up to 1 lakh a day. Focus is on Bengaluru Urban which is currently contributing to 72% of the total positive cases in the state. 12 containment zones have been identified as of today.
12% of the new COVID cases are among patients who have travelled recently or attended some event or visited public places like shopping malls.
Phase 3 of the Vaccination Drive in India has commenced from March 1, 2021.
If you are above 45 years of age and have one of the conditions listed by government as COVID comorbidity, or you are above 60 years of age, you can self-register on the Co-WIN 2.0 app.
Onsite registration is available at government and empanelled private hospitals.
COVID-19 vaccine is scheduled for roll-out in the country on 16th January 2021 and the states/UTs have already received vaccines for the same.
In this regard, a comparative factsheet for both the vaccines that will be used during the introduction have been prepared which contains information on vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold chain storage requirements, contraindications and minor AEFIs. A detailed note on contraindications and special precautions has also been prepared and is enclosed.
Source: Office of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, dated January 14, 2021
Covishield is in phase 3 trials in India but global data show that this vaccine has an overall efficacy of 70.42%. Recommended doses: age group >18 years, 2 shots, 4-6 weeks apart, intramuscular. As per media reports, possible price in India: around ₹400.
Covaxin has just started phase 3 Clinical Trials and more data is required. Recommended doses: 2 shots, Day 0 and 28. As per media reports, possible price in India: less than ₹100.
Vaccination will be initially prioritised for beneficiaries like healthcare and other front-line workers. Clinical trials will continue. DCGI and other authorities will keep monitoring the new strain reported.
India has been conducting vaccine dry runs across several states to prepare for the actual drive. Drills include registration, verification, mock vaccination, and post-shot observations.
On COVISHIELD and clotting:
Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member and the co-chair of the government-constituted expert group on vaccination, assured, “We have no signal of concern in that regard.” So far, no causal link has been established and hence, Covishield vaccination is to “go on in full rigour”.
European Medicines Agency has announced that the AstraZeneca vaccine is not associated with an overall higher risk of clots and is safe and effective.
Health experts advise informing doctors and nurses about existing blood coagulation disorders to take precautions if needed before vaccine administration.
AstraZeneca, the collaborator of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, stated that only 37 out of 17 million vaccinations in the EU and UK reported blood clots. They also confirmed that the evidence of no increase in blood coagulation after vaccination was very reassuring.
With the rise of COVID cases in the city, ramping up the Testing and priority group vaccination to protect their vulnerability from disease severity are of paramount importance now.
Who has received COVID shots so far? Who’s next in line?
Next set comprises of elderly citizens (>60 years) and those falling in the age group of 45-59 with one or more of the comorbidities listed by the government.
What is the Priority Order of COVID Immunisation as per government guidelines?
Healthcare professionals (those who work in a healthcare setting)
Other frontline workers or first responders (paramedical staff, army, civil servants working in the city sanitisation, police, paramilitary, media, etc.)
Elderly citizens (above 60 years of age)
Those falling in the age group of 45-59 years and have one or more of the comorbidities listed out by the government
Newborn (if applicable in the future)
Five principles guiding the vaccination drive
Technology-driven well-planned implementation
Existing healthcare services like national programmes and primary care will remain uncompromised
Apply the strategies of elections and universal immunisation programme
Ensure participation of the general population
Strict adherence to scientific and regulatory norms and other SOPs
Race for COVID Vaccine in India
COVID Vaccines in India
Inactivated Viral Vector
Authorised for public vaccination
Non-Replicating Viral Vector
Serum Institute of India (SII) + ICMR
Authorised for public vaccination
Plasmid DNA vaccine
Phase III ongoing
Non-Replicating Viral Vector
Dr Reddys Laboratories Limited + Sputnik LLC
Phase II/III Adaptive CT ongoing
BECOV2 (A, B, C, D)
Biological E + US-based Dynavax + Baylor College of Medicine
Phase I/II ongoing
Protein Nanoparticle + Novavax’s proprietary Matrix-M adjuvant
SII + Novavax
Phase II/III approval received
mRNA (India’s first; can be stored at around 2 to 8˚ C)
Genova + HDT Biotech Company
Phase 1 ongoing
2019-nCoV vaccine 3mg (two dose schedule)
Live Weakened Recombinant Measles Virus Vector-Based
Zydus Cadila (Etna Biotech)
Phase I/II approval received
Inactivated Adenovirus Nasal Spray Vaccine
Bharat BioTech + Washington University School of Medicine
Phase I approval received
Multitope Peptide-based Vaccine
Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals + COVAXX
Submitted proposal for Phase II/III
Vaccines: What are they?
Not a treatment.
Vaccines follow the classic principle of “Prevention is better than cure.”
A vaccine is a natural or genetically engineered, weakened or inactive form of the pathogen itself. When transferred to the host body, it trains the immune system to fight the infection if contracted in future.
What are we looking for, in the highly anticipated novel Coronavirus vaccine?
- Ease of Storage and Distribution
- Mechanism of Action (MOA)
Not necessarily in that order.
How does a vaccine work against viral infections?
Steps of Vaccine Development
- Preclinical phase
Testing out a potential vaccine in animals or laboratory environment
- Clinical phase
Examine dosage, efficacy, safety, and possible side effects of candidate vaccine in a small group of people (30-50)
Look for immunogenicity (does the vaccine elicit expected immune response?) besides safety and efficacy
More advanced stage of testing the candidate vaccine’s safety and efficacy along with large scale monitoring of adverse events. Chances of approval are related to the risk benefit ratio.
Who approves vaccines for manufacturing?
The regulators keep up the scrutiny even after approval process is over, to ensure continued safety.
A round-up on the novel coronavirus vaccines
Vaccines mostly have low to mild effects, mostly commonly fatigue, muscle aches, mild fever, etc which is more about body’s response to the shot than the disease
Those who have COVID infection should wait for complete recovery before getting the vaccine but there is no contraindication so far for patients who have had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection.
We need to remember that vaccines are the best way to prevent infectious diseases.
Remember small pox, remember polio, remember tetanus! Then, ask yourself, are vaccines good or bad for you.
Truly, nothing is risk-free in this world. The speed at which COVID has set the vaccine race, many find it concerning. However, technology of vaccine development is way more advanced compared to what we knew even a decade ago. Also, in today’s world, everything happens under the watchful eyes of the public, the government, regulatory authorities and the media. So, let’s set our worries aside and wait for our turn to get that preventive shot against the pandemic.
on COVID-19 Vaccine
How do I register for the second dose?
When should I take the 2nd dose vaccination of COVISHIELD?
As per the latest scientific evidence, it is recommended to take the 2nd dose of COVISHIELD in the interval of 6 to 8 weeks from the date of 1st dose. You may choose the date of 2nd dose of COVISHIELD vaccine accordingly.
When should I take the 2nd dose vaccination of COVAXIN?
It is recommended that the 2nd dose of COVAXIN should be administered in the interval of 4 to 6 weeks from the date of 1st dose administration of COVAXIN.
Can I walk-in to RxDx for my 2nd dose?
Will my 2nd dose appointment be automatically scheduled by Co-WIN system?
When will RxDx start vaccination in old age homes?
Will I receive a certificate after my vaccination?
What is the cost of vaccination at RxDx?
Which Vaccine did we get at RxDx?
Which vaccine will I get in 2nd dose?
Hearing about a shortage of vaccines. Is it true? Will I get my second Covishield shot?
Will RxDx give COVAXIN also?
Not much. Everything was professionally handled.
At the outset I wish to thank you Dr Noah, for recommending RXDX, for taking our first dose of covid vaccination for my wife and I. I am extremely happy to inform you that the hospitality extended to us when we visited the hospital today was truly professional. I found that every staff right at the entrance till the nurse who administered the vaccine were so courteous and affable. Dr Vijaya was kind enough to expeditiously issue a medical certificate for my wife who has comorbidity. Those at the reception at the 1st floor and 3rd floor, those who verified our identity proof were all so helpful, efficient and well mannered. The nurse who gave us the injection was also very polite, experienced and friendly. We neither felt any pain nor realised that we have already been injected. While we were asked to take rest for 30 min, an elderly gentleman spoke motivating words to us while enquiring as to how we felt after the vaccination. It was truly a unique experience on our maiden visit to RXDX and I once again thank you for directing us to the right hospital.
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