As cases rise, 11,704 get first dose in Ludhiana

389 in age group of 15-18 years jabbed; 23,829 administered second dose

As cases rise, 11,704 get first dose in Ludhiana

A woman gets vaccinated against Covid in Ludhiana.

Tribune News Service

Manav Mander

Ludhiana, January 17

With the number of Covid cases rising these days, people, who were earlier reluctant for vaccination, are now finally coming up to get their jab.

On Monday 11,704 persons got their first dose of vaccination. In addition to this, 389 got themselves vaccinated in the age group of 15-18 years. The booster/precautionary dose was received by 769 persons today.

Jyoti, a migrant from Bihar, said she was hesitant in getting vaccinated but since now the virus is spreading rapidly, she was told by the family where she works to get vaccinated.

“I and my husband both got our first dose of the vaccine today. Since vaccination has also been made compulsory for travelling now so we decided to get vaccinated,” she said.

Arshpreet, a student of Class XII, said her board exams are nearing and she does not want to take any risk. “Since I will be giving exams offline as it is my board class so I do not want to take any risk and got myself vaccinated,” said she.

A huge rush can be seen at vaccination centres these days and people in huge numbers are getting vaccinated with rise in the graph of Covid cases. Today, 23,829 persons got their second dose.

An official from the Health Department said earlier when the Covid cases were dipping there were not many people who were coming for vaccination. Now that the cases have started increasing, people have once again started coming for vaccination.

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