J&K LG Launches Booster Dose For Frontline Workers

Jammu- Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday launched the precaution dose vaccination for healthcare & frontline workers and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities.

The drive for precaution dose was launched for Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory from district hospital, Gandhi Nagar here where the LG, his advisor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, JMC Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta, besides health care workers received the vaccine shot, an official spokesperson said Monday.

The LG, he said, appealed to all the eligible people to get their precautionary vaccine shot at the earliest.

“The UT Government is making several interventions to strengthen public health response to COVID-19. Advanced life support ambulances will be a step in the fight against the global pandemic,” Sinha said.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG was informed by the senior health officials that as per the directions, all necessary arrangements have been made for administering the precautionary dose to eligible population through walk-in and pre-registration mode.

On the occasion, he said, the LG also flagged off 34 Advanced Life Support Ambulances of 108 services for Jammu Division, procured under World Bank funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project.

Pertinently, on December 25, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a precautionary dose of vaccination for healthcare and frontline workers as well as those above the age of 60 years who have comorbidities.

The vaccination drive for the 15-18 year age group which was launched on January 03 this year is going on smoothly across the UT.

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