Over 50K vaccinated so far in Ludhiana

4,851 senior citizens, 1,377 above 45 with comorbidities among inoculated

Over 50K vaccinated so far in Ludhiana

A woman gets vaccinated in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana, March 6

Over 50,000 persons have been vaccinated against Covid in the district so far. These included 21,056 healthcare workers (first dose) and 13,213 (second dose), 9,403 frontline workers (first dose) and 113 (second dose), 4,851 senior citizens (above 60 years) and 1,377 persons aged between 45 and 59 with comorbidities.

Stating this here today, DC Varinder Kumar Sharma said a total of 50,014 persons had been inoculated in various government and private hospitals in the district ever since the vaccination drive had started.

The DC said the third phase of vaccination had started on March 1, in which senior citizens and those aged between 45 and 59 years (as on January 1) with comorbidities were getting themselves vaccinated.

He said vaccination was completely free of cost at government hospitals and centres, while private establishments could not charge over Rs 250 for each beneficiary (per dose), which includes Rs 150 as cost of vaccine and up to Rs 100 service charges.

Sharma said for the third phase of the drive, beneficiaries could go for advance

self-registration through www.cowin.gov.in portal or they could also go for on-site registration by walking-in. — TNS

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