Dimapur, January 20: A total of 3970 health workers have been vaccinated in Nagaland safely by the Covishield vaccine across all district till Wednesday.
According to a press release issued by Dr Ritu Thurr, State Immunization Officer (UIP), Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, the vaccination of healthcare workers were done with great success today as the state achieve 73% of today’s target. 1097 health care workers including Principal Director, DHFW and Mission Director, NHM were vaccinated today.
The second consignment of 23,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine (Covishield) released from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare arrived at Dimapur airport on Wednesday and has reached the state vaccine store under police escort, Dr Thurr informed.
Dr Thurr stated that though Directorate of Health & Family Welfare has directed districts to conduct Covid-19 vaccination days on Mondya, Tuesday & Wednesday, it has given permission to Kohima district to hold session sites at Botsa PHC, Viswema CHC, Kemipfuphe PHC, Kezocha PHC, Kohima Village PHC, Zakhama PHC, Zakhama Army Hospital and Mon district at Aboi CHC and Thomching PHC.
All vaccinated healthcare workers will receive the subsequent second dose after 28 days and Covid-19 appropriate behaviours would be strictly maintained even after the vaccination.
Dr Thurr further stated that the first phase of vaccination is reserved only for pre-registered healthcare workers as they are the highest risk of infection and also to reduce transmission to patients when caring for them.
All vaccines sites are entered in COWIN portal and all beneficiaries are verified with photo identity card before receiving the vaccine.
Stating that the Covishield vaccine has undergone all pre-clincal and clinical trials and is safe for use in the general population, Dr Thurr urged the citizens to support this vaccination drive along with all Covid-19 appropriate safety measures as vaccines are safest way for people to go back to normal lives.
(Page News Service)
|Day-4 ( 20-01-2021)
|Cumulative (Till Date)