Over 7.9L people yet to get 2nd dose of vaccine in Ludhiana district

35 centres have been set up by admn in district to help residents get fully vaccinated

Over 7.9L people yet to get 2nd dose of vaccine in Ludhiana district

A woman gets jabbed against Covid in Ludhiana. Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 30

As a large number of residents are yet to receive their second jab of Covid-19 vaccination, the district administration have evolved a multi-pronged strategy wherein 35 permanent vaccination centres have been set up in the district, besides SDMs have been directed to set up call centres through which they would call such persons and motivate them to get fully vaccinated.

While providing information, ADC (Jagraon)-cum-Nodal Officer Vaccination Dr Nayan Jassal said a total of 7,90,263 persons were yet to receive their second jab of Covid vaccination. She said sadly, people believe that the Covid had become a thing of the past, which was not true.

She said everyone knows that with the new variant ‘Omicron’, people should not take Covid lightly and should get fully vaccinated by visiting their nearest centre.

She said in the interest of public, 35 permanent vaccination centres had been set up in the district, where people could visit on any working day for vaccination.

Dr Nayan said 3,36,979 persons were yet to receive their second jab of Covid vaccine in Ludhiana Urban, 8,589 in Samrala, 97,305 in Koom Kalan, 6,259 in Jagraon, 24,585 in Hathur, 16,685 in Machhiwara, 24,278 in Malaud (Dehlon), 29,030 in Pakhowal, 24,278 in Mannupur (Khanna), 27,671 in Payal, 7,024 in Raikot, 88,473 in Sahnewal, 25,109 in Sidhwan Bet and 48,999 persons in the Sudhar area were yet to get their second jab.

She said some people still have misconceptions that Covid vaccine was not safe and due to the same, they were not coming forward. “Such people should understand that if anyone wants to travel to any part of the globe, they require a vaccine passport certificate, that they would get only when they are fully vaccinated,” she said while adding that even for visiting the gurdwara at Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, they need to be fully vaccinated.

The ADC (Jagraon) herself made 30-40 calls to such persons today and urged them to get fully vaccinated at the earliest. She said SDMs had been directed to set up call centres in their respective sub- divisions through which they would call such people and motivate them to get fully vaccinated.

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