6K Panchkula health workers to be inoculated first

District likely to get over 9,000 doses of Covishield

6K Panchkula health workers to be inoculated first

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, January 13

Panchkula will get its first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine by tomorrow or Friday, a day before the vaccination drive is to begin in the district.

According to officials, over 9,000 doses of Covishield will reach the district.

The vaccine for all 22 districts (2.41 lakh doses) reached at the Chandigarh international airport today from Pune and subsequently taken to the state vaccine store in Kurukshetra.

Deputy Commissioner Mukesh Kumar Ahuja and other state health officials were among those present to receive the consignment at the Chandigarh airport.

“The vaccine will be dispatched to Panchkula after the exact allocation for the district is finalised. We may receive it by tomorrow or day after,” said Dr Meenu Sasan, District Immunisation Officer.

“In all, 16 session sites have been identified. In the first phase, around 6,000 healthcare workers and frontline workers will be administered the first dose. It will take five days to complete the process,” she said. On day one of the drive, 1,500 beneficiaries will be inoculated.

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