Tika Utsav: Tourists can get jab while roaming on Shimla's Mall Road

Tika Utsav: Tourists can get jab while roaming on Shimla's Mall Road

Tourists at the Mall Road in Shimla on Sunday.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, April 11

Besides enjoying the scenic beauty, tourists can get their vaccine shot, too, in Shimla till April 14. As part of the ‘Tika Utsav’, the district health authorities have created a vaccine session site in the historic Town Hall Building on the Mall Road. “It’s for everyone. We won’t refuse a vaccine shot to even tourists if they fall in the given age criteria,” said CMO, Shimla, Surekha Chopra. “The idea to create a session site at a place like Mall Road is to take the vaccination drive to the people. They could walk in and get their vaccine while having a stroll on the Mall Road. It will popularise the drive and encourage people to take the shot,” the CMO said.

During the April 11-14 ‘Tika Ustav’ period, the department is trying to create as many session sites as possible to reach maximum possible people. To achieve this target, the session sites will be created outside medical facilities, too. “We have approached the district administration and councillors to provide us space were we can create session sites. We have already zeroed in on place like Sanajuali, Bhrarai, Boileaugang, Vikas Nagar, Nabha, etc, to create a session site,” the CMO said.

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