COVID vaccination intensified in Srinagar

COVID vaccination intensified in Srinagar
The target of camp was transporters and shopkeepers in which around 180 people got vaccine shots on MondayPhoto: Mubashir Khan/GK

Srinagar, June 15: District Administration Srinagar has intensified COVID vaccination in the summer capital by organizing special camps.

An official said that vaccination Melas organized by district administration are 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,” said an official.

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.

The exclusive vaccination camp established by district administration was also held at Pratap Park here under the supervision of Tehsildar South MaeenKakroo.

The target of camp was transporters and shopkeepers in which around 180 people got vaccine shots on Monday.

“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,” Kakroo said.

He added that such COVID19 vaccination camps are being organized under the directions of district administration to reach out people at their door steps and make it convenient for them to get vaccinated.

Over eighty four percent of health workers in Srinagar have received COVID19 vaccination while the vaccination process for the people between the age group of 18 to 45 years is going on aggressively.

“With COVID19 vaccination in full swing across the district, people facing sectors like retail and trade are being administered vaccination at door steps. Vaccination is the protection against the novel coronavirus,” said an official.

He added that retailers and traders are at risk of COVID19 infection due to their constant exposure to public spaces.

Vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus disease began in Jammu and Kashmir on 16 January, this year, with two inaugural ceremonies in Jammu city and Srinagar respectively. The phase-II of the scheme began on 25 May for the 18-45 age category in Jammu and Kashmir.

Health care workers and frontline COVID19 warriors were covered under Phase-I of vaccination in J&K.

Experts have termed the vaccine as "safe" and requested the eligible people to get themselves vaccinated without any "doubt".

District administration has reiterated its appeal to people to follow COVID19 safety guidelines and make collective effort in defeating the unseen enemy coronavirus.

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