DIMAPUR, JANUARY 13: Principal Secretary for Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia, on Wednesday informed that the COVID-19 vaccine would be administered in two doses, and will take effect only 14 days after the second dose.
Addressing the second meeting of the State Steering Committee for COVID-19 vaccine, held under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary in Kohima, Bhatia reminded that people will need to keep following the COVID-appropriate behaviour till the 14-day period is completed.
He reiterated that Nagaland will receive 26,500 doses of vaccine in the first phase, scheduled to begin from January 16.
Bhatia informed that the vaccine would be delivered shortly and all elaborate arrangements have been made for transportation to all districts of the State. He also informed that the first phase session sites have been arranged and are ready.
He solicited cooperation and support from the various departments of the State Government once the vaccinations starts in the State. He also called for carrying out awareness campaigns and programmes across the State to curb the menace of fake news and rumours related to COVID-19 vaccine. (Page News Service)