11, 552 vaccinated in Ludhiana district

For fifth day, no first dose for above 45 years’ category

11, 552 vaccinated in Ludhiana district

A boy gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 17

As many as 11,356 persons in the age group of 18-44 years and 196 in the 45-plus category were vaccinated in the district today.

No first dose of Covid vaccine for persons in the above 45 years’ category was administered today for the continuous fifth day. Vaccination for the 18-44 years’ category was carried out at 30 places today. Only second dose of Covaxin was administered at five places in the district for the above 45 years’ category.

People are waiting for the second dose to be administered as the district is yet to receive its stock.

District Immunisation Officer Dr Puneet Juneja said they had not yet receive the stock for the 45-plus category.

Meanwhile, people are getting impatient for getting their second dose and are waiting for supply. “My second dose of vaccine was scheduled for last week but vaccination for the 45-plus category has still not started. I hope there is no huge rush at the centre when the stock arrives,” said a city resident.

Meanwhile, senior citizens of Rajguru Nagar have written to the Deputy Commissioner and requested for a vaccination camp at the colony.

“Rajguru Nagar colony has been developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust and there are more than 1,000 senior citizens residing in it. Our association has 200 registered senior citizen members, besides a large number of young parents. A vaccination camp should be held and we will make arrangements for the same,” said KS Chawla, president, Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens Welfare Association.

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