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Covid vaccination for 15-18 year olds begins across district

January 03, 2022 02:43 PM

Civil surgeon inaugurates the drive from District Hospital, Only Covaxin to be administered for now

District has target to vaccinate 67 thousand teens in this population category

Mohali, January 3:Desh Click News

The Covid vaccination drive for 15 to 18 year olds started today in various government health facilities across the district. Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarshpal Kaur launched the campaign from the district hospital this morning. Mehar Kapoor (17), Reetinderdeep Kaur (16) and Devvir Singh (16) were first vaccinated in the presence of civil surgeon and other senior health officials. Civil Surgeon also visited a government school in phase 3B1 to take stock of an ongoing vaccination drive for school students.

      Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Adarshpal Kaur said that they have a target to vaccinate around 67 thousand youth of this age group in the district. She said that separate vaccination centers have been set up for this age group so that the immunization process does not get mixed up with other age-groups. She added that any teen of 15-18 age groups can go to the government vaccination center and get vaccinated. They must have an Aadhaar card or some other valid document as proof of age. If a person is over 18 years of age, he / she can get his / her vaccine as usual as vaccination for persons above 18 years of age is already in full swing.

      The Civil Surgeon once again sought the cooperation and support of the people, saying that in order to avoid the third possible wave of Covid-19, it is very important to follow three basic guidelines like covering face with masks, keeping social distance from each other and washing hands frequently. The health official asserted that all the necessary arrangements have already been made in the district to tackle the third possible wave but the cooperation of the public is very much needed.

                Emphasizing on complete anti-Covid vaccination, the civil surgeon said that every beneficiary must be vaccinated without wasting time as the vaccine gives the body the strength to fight the pandemic. She added that the vaccine is completely safe and everyone should get it without any fear. People who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid or who have not had a second dose should get vaccinated immediately. Covid vaccination is being provided free of cost in various government health institutions across the district. People can go to the nearest health facility and get vaccinated.

      On this occasion, principal of the medical college Dr. Bhavneet Bharti, Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Renu Singh, District Immunization Officer Dr Girish Dogra, SMO Dr. Vijay Bhagat, Dr. HS Cheema, Dr. Alakjot Kaur, Dr. Parminder Singh, Dr. Sandeep Singh, Dr. Taranjot Kaur, Dr. Babandeep Kaur and other health officials were also present.

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