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Himachal CM launches vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | May 17, 2021 06:32 PM

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched vaccination drive for 18-44 years
age group in the State from Government Senior Secondary School, Chhota Shimla
at Kasumpti, Shimla here on Monday.
He said that 21090 persons had booked their schedule till now.  He also
appealed them to observe Covid appropriate behaviour at the Centres. He said that
the next date of vaccination for 18-44 years would be May 20 and sessions for that
day would be published on the COWIN portal on May 18. He said that other sessions
for the vaccination would be held on May 24, 27 and 31 for this age group.
While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister said that for the
purpose, 213 vaccination centres had been set up in the State. He urged the people
to get them registered and schedule their appointment. He said that they should
come at the vaccination centres as per their schedule to avoid unnecessary crowd at
these centres.
Mr Thakur said that the State has emerged as front runner State in the
country by providing vaccination to 31 per cent of its population. He said that till date
a total of 21, 50, 353 doses of vaccine had been administered to the people of the
State. He said that vaccination drive for health care workers had been started on
January 16, for front line workers on February 2, for 60+age groups and 45-60 years
with co-morbidities on March 1 and for 45+ population on April 1 and people were
coming in large number to vaccinate them against Covid-19 which is a matter of
satisfaction for all of us.
Chief Minister said that 386 cold chain points had been established alongwith
State Vaccine Store-I and Regional Vaccine Store-2 through which these vaccines
were being distributed. He said that these points were being monitored on Electronic
Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) basis.
Jai Ram Thakur urged the people to wear facemasks and maintain social
distancing besides following SoPs and guidelines of the State Government issued
from time to time.
Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Health Minister Dr. Rajiv
Saizal, Mayor Shimla Municipal Corporation Satya Kaundal, Secretary Health
Amitabh Awasthi, Deputy Commissioner Shimla Aditya Negi and other senior officers
were present on the occasion.

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