Himachal Pradesh CM launches children vaccination

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Hamirpur (HP), Jan 3 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched the vaccination drive for the adolescents of 15 to 18 years of age in the state from Mandi district.

Total 3, 57,450 children are eligible for vaccination in this phase of vaccination in this hilly state.

Children and their parents started reaching the vaccination centres in large numbers.

Donning their school uniforms, the children got themselves vaccinated without any hitch, Dr. RK Agnihotri, the Chief Medical Officer of Hamirpur, said. He added that scores of teams of various Departments were constituted for vaccinating the children.

Hamirpur children, Rajesh Kumar, Kamlesh Sharma and Arya Prabha, who received the first dose of the vaccine on the first day of vaccination for these age group, told UNI that they were very excited to get themselves vaccinated.

Another children Ram Sharma said that the vaccination was badly needed to keep children safe from the Coronavirus. She said that she had already suffered a lot as four of her family members were found positive last year and were admitted in the hospital for treatment.

It’s worth mentioning here that there is target of vaccinating 40 thousand every day, so that the target can be completed in ten Days. There will be a gap of 28 days between the first and the second dose. The facility of onsite registration for vaccination is also available.

A spokesman of the HP Health Department told UNI that the state government had made this arrangement only in high and senior secondary schools.

In Himachal Pradesh, two lakh 80 thousand doses of vaccine had already been allocated from the central government for the introduction of Covid vaccine for adolescents. Now the vaccine dose has been sent to all the districts by the National Health Mission. Vaccines have been allotted to all the districts according to the number of children.

He said that the Government of India has assured that if more vaccines are needed, they will be sent on time.


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