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Vaccination drive begins in J&K for 15-18 age group

Last Updated on January 3, 2022 at 6:17 pm

The vaccination drive kick started in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday and Lt Governor Manoj Sinha launched the Covid-19 vaccination drive for beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group from a government school.

After the vaccination drive was inaugurated a huge que of children could be seen to get their jab.

The vaccination drive was initiated by J&K Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education department, Vivek Bharadwaj at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh in Srinagar, reportedly. Around 822 vaccination sites have been set up across 20 districts.

He said that the administration was fully prepared to tackle any eventuality as the number of beds including ICU, ventilators and oxygen has been increased by many times compared to the time when the second wave of Covid-19 hit the UT in April-May last year.

The target set by the J&K government is to vaccinate 8.33 lakh children (15-18 years).
Lt Governor lauded the contribution of the medical fraternity, including doctors and nurses, in the fight against the pandemic and added that five districts, among a total of 20, have already registered 100 per cent vaccination of the targeted population.

“The government has assured 70 per cent doses (for the children) and the rest will be provided shortly. We are concerned about the completion of the process within the stipulated time,” Sinha said.