Admin begins COVID vaccination drive for children in JK

A local resident being vaccinated by healthcare workers during a COVID vaccination drive in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday started the first vaccination drive for children between the age group of 15-18 years.

Officials said that 822 vaccination sites have been set up across 20 districts of the UT.

Additional Chief Secretary Health and Medical Education Department Vivek Bharadvaj kick-started vaccination drive at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh Srinagar.

While talking to reporters, Bharadvaj said that it is a special day for Kashmir as vaccination has been started for children of 15-18 years of age across India.

He said that 8.33 lakh children will be vaccinated in JK and a plan has been already devised to vaccinate children at around 1600 sites and our aim is to vaccinate one lakh children on daily basis.

The Additional CS said that he was hopeful that the Government of India will keep stock of vaccines available so that this process can be completed as soon as possible.

He said that the administration is fully prepared to tackle any eventuality as a number of beds including ICU, ventilators have been increased by many times besides that oxygen supply has been increased by 10 times.

Meanwhile, Director School education Tasaduq Hussian on the occasion said that supplementary exams are available for all those students who had missed exams because of being COVID positive.


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