DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 8: COVID-19 vaccination of frontline workers in Wokha and Mon on February 8. In Wokha, vaccination sites have been identified at SP office, Deputy Commissioner’s office, and Home Guards and Civil Defence office.
Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of District Task Force for COVID-19 in Wokha, Orenthung Lotha was the first person to be administered with the COVID vaccine on the first day.
After taking the vaccine, the DC requested all frontline workers to come forward and take the vaccine ‘as it is safe and has no side effect so far’.
“I took the COVID-19 vaccine because I trust in its efficacy,” he said and appealed to all to avail the vaccine.
On the first day, 113 frontline workers were vaccinated. District Immunization Officer, Dr. Khelito Zhimomi also informed that all the frontline workers stationed at different blocks wanting to avail the vaccine have been requested to contact the medical officer concerned and area administrative officer for further information.
On February 9, vaccination will be carried out Bhandari CHC, 7th NAP hospital and NEEPCO health care centre at Doyang.
In Mon district, DC Thavaseelan K was the first to receive the vaccine. The drive so far has witnessed 25 sessions of vaccination across the district with each session accommodating 100 beneficiaries. The beneficiaries for the vaccine include district administration and staff, private healthcare workers, police personnel and other frontline workers.
Till date, a total of 617 public healthcare workers from across the district have been administered with the first dose of Covishield vaccine.
(Page News Service)