18+ vax drive: Labourers to get 1st dose

18+ vax drive: Labourers to get 1st dose

Residents get jabbed against Covid at the Civil Surgeon’s office in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 9

The Covid vaccination drive for the 18-44 years age group will kickstart in the district on Monday. The district has received 16,800 doses. In the first phase, construction workers, who are registered with the Labour Department, will be vaccinated while others will have to wait. The online registration has not started yet.

District Immunisation Officer Dr Puneet Juneja said from Monday, the vaccination for the age group of 18-44 years will be started.

“In the first phase, construction workers who are registered with the Labour Department will be vaccinated. Camps will be arranged by the department while staff and vaccine will be provided by us,” said Dr Juneja.

Vaccination schedule

Centres for the administration of the first and second doses of Covidshield (45 plus category only)

  • Urban Primary Health Centre, Sabzi Mandi
  • Urban CHC, Subhash Nagar, MCH, Vardhman
  • Civil Hospital, Ludhiana
  • Urban CHC, Civil Surgeon Office
  • Urban CHC, Giaspura
  • Urban CHC, Shimlapuri
  • Urban Primary Health Centre, Dugri
  • Govternment Ayurvedic Hospital, Model Gram
  • Urban Primary Health Centre, Jawaddi
  • SDH, Raikot, SDH, Samrala, SDH, Jagraon , SDH, Khanna
  • ESI Model Hospital

All CHC in rural areas Centres for the administration of the second dose of Covaxin (45 plus only)

n Urban PHC, Sunet

n Urban PHC, Model Town

n MCH, Vardhman

n Civil Hospital, Ludhiana

n SDH, Khanna

He said for the 18-44 years’ category people who were at high risk would be vaccinated first. The government would sending the guidelines and vaccination would be done according to that.

Meanwhile, online registration for vaccination has not yet started for any category yet.

“At present, the vaccination is being done after registering people on the spot till the online system starts,” he said.

Meanwhile, people are daily checking the sites for online registration for vaccination but for the 45 plus category all the sites are being shown as ‘booked’ and for the 18 plus category the site shows message ‘No vaccination site is available for booking’.

Jasmine, a 20-year-old city resident, said she is daily checking the site but it had still not opened for booking for the 18 plus category. “Even my parents got themselves registered on the spot as no booking was available online. I hope the vaccination starts soon,” she said.

Manroop, another city resident, said many of his friends who live in Delhi and Mumbai have got themselves vaccinated. “I hope the vaccination starts soon in Ludhiana for the 18 plus category as the virus is affecting everyone,” he said.

Meanwhile, many people are facing a tough time after vaccination has been discontinued at private hospitals. “People are making rounds of the hospital and waiting for the vaccine to arrive. We have been telling them to go to government centres but they are still hoping against hope for the stock to arrive at private hospital from where they got their first dose,” said a doctor.

Today, 6,933 persons were vaccinated in the district.

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