As the second wave of COVID-19 burgeons with a furious pace, vaccines become even more important. The site of vaccination becomes a site of resistance, quite literally.

In Episode 5 of the podcast ‘Healthy Dose’, Vidhi’s Shreya Shrivastava speaks to Dr. Aqsa Shaikh, Associate Professor, Jamia Hamdard, regarding the logistics of vaccine delivery and the day to day functioning of a COVID-19 vaccination centre.

How are vaccines transported and cold-chains maintained? How do vaccination centres respond to adverse events? How can vaccination centres be more inclusive? Join us as we find answers to these questions.


  1. How Vaccines are Transported & What Happens at a Vaccination Site: Here’s All You Need to Know (
  2. 29,000 cold chain points, 41,000 deep freezers: How India is prepping for Covid-19 vaccination (
  3. COVID vaccine does not harm fertility in women: Doctors (The New Indian Express)
  4. Operational Guidelines: Strengthening Immunisation Systems to reach every child (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India) 
  5. Covid-19 Vaccine Operational Guidelines (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India) 
  6. Covid-19 Vaccine FAQs (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India)


Concept and Script: Yogini Oke and Shreya Shrivastava;
Editing: Akshat Agarwal;
Research: Rajashri Seal;
Production: Nithin Shamsudhin;
Design: Akhil Tom Prakash

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