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Covid-19: The vaccination campaign for people between 18 and 45 years old begins in J&K | India News


SRINAGAR: The authorities of Jammu and Kashmir started on Saturday the vaccination campaign for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years. The administration received a new batch of 1,50,000 vaccines out of the 1,50,00,000 already ordered by the administration, a senior official said.
According to the official, although the union’s territory had run out of vaccines, it had previously decided to start inoculating people between 18 and 44 years old in the first three days of next week. “But the UT received at least 1.50,000 injections of Covishield and Covaxin on Saturday alone and therefore resumed inoculating residents in the age group 18-44 years and older who had not received any so far. coup, “revealed a senior UT official.
Authorities will start the exercise at full capacity starting Monday at the identified sites in rural areas and vaccination will be done according to the CoWin registry, the official added.
The J&K government, in a tweet, said that Jammu & Kashmir will launch the Covid-19 vaccine for the 18-45 age group starting today in a phased manner.
“Covaxin will be administered to this age group at no cost. It will be by prior registration and appointment only. Please do not fill drop-in vaccination centers,” the tweet read.
A senior health official said that Covaxin will be launched in the capitals of Srinagar and Jammu 18+, who have pre-registered, will receive their first Covaxin puncture.
He said the inaugural vaccine will be administered at the Immunization Clinic near the SMHS Srinagar Hospital today at 4:00 pm.
“Those who have taken Covishield as the first dose should take the second dose of Covishield only,” he added.
Thirty-five recent Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir since last night, bringing the total number of coronavirus deaths to 2,318, including 908 from the Jammu division and 1,410 from the division. from Kashmir until Saturday noon.

Times of India