Mega vaccination drive today; Avail this opportunity: DC

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DW BUREAU / LUDHIANA In the interest of residents, the district administration Ludhiana would be organising a Mega Vaccination Drive tomorrow at 258 venues of the district. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that vaccination camps are being organised in almost every nook and corner of the district to cover all beneficiaries. He said that vaccines are the only way to return to normalcy and the district administration will leave no stone unturned by vaccinating every eligible citizen. He said that the officials are already spreading vaccine literacy among the people so that everyone must get vaccinated to combat the virus effectively. He informed that 2858021 (108.59 %) of the targeted population (2632000) have received their first dose, while only 1700964 (64.63 %) population has come forward for their second dose. He urged all such persons to come forward and get themselves in the interest of society. He assured that vaccination helps in boosting immunity in our body that helps in fighting Covid even if one gets infected. The Deputy Commissioner said that all healthcare and frontline workers and those above 60 years already having other ailments are also eligible for a booster shot, if they have completed 9 months from the date of administering the second dose. He also urged all government staff that have been deputed for election duty to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest. He said that as per the directions of Election Commission of India, the staff deputed on duty in upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections can get the booster dose even if they have not completed 9 months after 2nd dose. He said that now such staff can get booster doses 90 days after their 2nd vaccination. The DC further said that a special vaccination camps for all election staff including teachers, government staff, bank employees, insurance sector etc who have been deputed for election duty, will be organised at all training centres tomorrow, i.e. January 23, 2022. (editor@dailyworld.in)




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