Vaccination for 18+ workers begins today

Vaccination for 18+ workers begins today

Kapurthala: To combat the Covid epidemic, the Punjab Government has started vaccination drive for construction and engineering workers in the age group of 18-44 years from Monday, for which five vaccination sites have been set up in Kapurthala district.

Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said the state government would launch the vaccination for the age group of 18-44 years from May 10, under which the workers registered by the Punjab Construction and other workers board and workers from engineering departments would be vaccinated.

She said the vaccination of construction workers would help in maintaining the activities in the construction sector. District Immunization Officer Dr Randeep Singh said that vaccination would be carried out in Kapurthala Civil Hospital, Phagwara Sub Division Hospital and ESI Hospital, Bhulath and Sultanpur Lodhi sub division hospitals in Kapurthala district. The workers registered with the board will have to bring their registration card for vaccination. There are about 6,500 workers registered with the Construction Board in the district who are to be vaccinated.

Deputy Commissioner also directed the officers of the Construction Board to make the construction workers aware about the vaccination as well as provide them the necessary guidance for the vaccination.

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