Get jabbed before 2nd peak, says Chandigarh Administration

Free vaccination for healthcare workers ends in city

Get jabbed before 2nd peak, says Chandigarh Administration

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 20

In view of rising cases of Covid-19 in several parts of the country, including Punjab, the UT Health Department has urged healthcare workers and frontline workers to take the vaccine jab before another wave of Covid hits the city.

Today was the last day for free vaccination for the healthcare workers. Experts have urged the targeted group to take vaccination during the mop-up round and develop immunity against the disease.

Dr Amandeep Kaur Kang, Director, Health Services, Chandigarh, said: “The immunity against Covid-19 is developed in approximately two months, including both dose schedules. Given that Covid cases have started rising in the nearby states, there are high chances that its impact will be felt in the Chandigarh region too. Punjab has already started showing a rise in cases and it is worrisome. The peak will gradually take at least two months to pace up and we must ensure that our frontline workers and healthcare workers are immune by that time. Skipping the vaccination is not the right approach as trend can change anytime.”Dr Kang shared that the cases in Chandigarh are at present showing a mixed trend with a few days showing a little spike.

Dr Jasvinder Kaur, Director, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, said the vaccination programme had picked up pace at the Government Medical College and Hospital. As many as 206 beneficiaries were vaccinated on Saturday. She said since it was the last day, many beneficiaries turned up for vaccination. It was expected that more healthcare workers would come forward in the mop-up round.

Top Stories

Covaxin 81 per cent efficient in Phase 3 trials, says Bharat Biotech

Covaxin 81 per cent efficient in Phase 3 trials, says Bharat Biotech

‘It also demonstrates significant immunogenicity against rap...

SC dismisses PIL against Farooq Abdullah, says dissent isn’t sedition

SC dismisses PIL against Farooq Abdullah, says dissent isn’t sedition

Top court imposes a fine of Rs 50,000 on petitioners for fil...

IT Department raids Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap, others in tax evasion probe

IT Department raids Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap, others in tax evasion probe

Searches carried out across 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune,...

UK MPs to debate press freedom, safety of protesters in India next week

UK MPs to debate press freedom, safety of protesters in India next week

Move comes in response to an e-petition which had crossed th...

AAP sweeps MCD bypolls, says results an indication ahead of 2022 election

AAP sweeps MCD bypolls, says results an indication ahead of 2022 election

While the results have been a shot in the arm for AAP ahead ...

Cities

View All