Vaccination process intensified in Srinagar to cover left out population

Vaccination process intensified in Srinagar to cover left out population
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Srinagar, Aug 14: Authorities in Srinagar district have intensified COVID19 vaccination drives in the summer capital by organizing special camps.

The official data reveals that 75 percent of healthcare workers have been covered under the vaccination process for first jab while 43 percent of registered healthcare workers have received the second jab as well.

Similarly, the 70 percent of frontline workers have received the first jab of vaccine in Srinagar and 43 percent have been covered under second shots of the vaccination process.

Thirty four percent of the population falling under the age group of 18 to 44 have been covered under the vaccination while the percentage of population covered under the process falling under the age group of above has touched 100 percent mark.

Dr Mir Mushtaq spokesperson of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said that vaccination Melas were organized in Srinagar aimed to encourage people for vaccination.

Authorities have established vaccination centres at the door steps of people to make it convenient for them to get vaccine shots.

“District administration has established COVID19 mela camps at Batamaloo and Panthachowk. The objective is to make it convenient for people to get vaccinated,” he said.

He informed that special vaccination camps were held for frontline workers including Police, civil administration, lawyers, journalists, employees, and others.

He added that every citizen has to play his part in fight against the virus. “By getting vaccinated, an individual is helping first himself, then the society and district in fight against coronavirus. It is our collective fight against it,” he said.

The exclusive vaccination camps are also held at various places of Srinagar to vaccinate the targeted people falling in various categories.

He added that Srinagar district has vast population as compared to other districts.

“Some are saying that Srinagar is lagging behind in vaccination process. That is not true if you go by figures. Srinagar has highest population as compared to other districts. It is at par with them if we compare figures,” he said.

He added that exclusive vaccination camps are being established by authorities to cover everyone under the process.

“It is the responsibly of every individual to not make himself vulnerable to virus. The responsibly on individual further extends that he should not infect himself or spread infection among others. Therefore, people are urged to get vaccinated and help the society to avoid or minimize the predicted third wave of virus,” said Dr Mir Mushtaq. “The vaccination process for the left out people is going on aggressively,” he added.

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