Health, vaccination

My wife and I got my second dose of vaccination done today. I am feeling quite tired , maybe because of the impact of the vaccine, so this post will be small.

The COVID-19 virus has changed the way all of us live. I am not sure when we will actually be able to move around freely without a mask. Everyday we hear of new mutations of this virus.

Having said that my feeling is that if enough build resistance to the virus, it’s ability to survive even after mutating will keep falling dramatically.

So while the whole word is talking about the 3rd wave, if we can concentrate on ensuring maximum vaccination, we might be able to atleast bring things in control.

Not sure if we will ever get to take long distance flights without being masked. Not sure if we can enjoy popcorn in a theater again while watching a movie.

If most of us can get ourselves vaccinated,

I do understand there are some who are oppose vaccination quite vehemently because they are illetrate ,as in India, or educated people who have different ideologies. We have to learn to handle both and move forward so that the virus does not get a chance to further expand.

Till next time then.

Carpe Diem!!!

Referrals – a lesson from Covid vaccination


Today I went for my first shot of vaccination.

I had heard that in India we have now reached a vaccination figure of 2.5 million a day. That’s a very large number of people. My expectation was that there will be massive chaos when 2.5 million people are being vaccinated in a day.

In India all the Covid vaccination is free. In case you want to get the vaccine administered at a private hospital then there is a very small fee which the hospital can charge for the services.

I was amazed when I reached the government hospital in Noida. I must congratulate the government authorities for such elaborate arrangements to ensure social distancing, to ensure that not a single person faced any issue while getting the vaccine. In India we are generally apprehensive of government hospitals but my view of this handling has completely changed my view of government run hospitals.

Today whoever we spoke to after the vaccination, we absolutely referred this government hospital because of the amazing service we got with everyone from the security guards who were directing the flow of people, to the people who were administering the actual vaccine, to the CoWin App which the government has made.

Which brings me to another aspect of marketing. We rarely use referrals as a strategy to grow the business. Most of us including me sometimes, think that the customer is doing us a favour by referring us to others. On the other hand as you will see from my experience, I actually wanted to tell everyone about my experience because it was so good and because I want them to have the same experience. When they have the same experience they will thank me for it, which will make me feel even better.

We will explore referrals over the next few posts more.

Till next time

Carpe Diem!!!