JK begins administering booster vaccination doses as COVID cases rise

A healthcare worker being inoculated third dose of vaccine in District hospital Pulwama as COVID cases rise. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday started administering the booster dose of the COVID vaccine to the eligible population (healthcare and frontline workers, and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities).

Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather while talking to media persons after inaugurating booster vaccination drive at PHC Jawahar Nagar, said that on the directions of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, vaccination drive for all health care workers, front line workers and people of age above 60 with co-morbidities has been started.

He said that all necessary arrangements have been made for walk-in and registered eligible population and urged the health care workers to protect themselves first.

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