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Covid-19: Over 96 percent people above 45 vaccinated in Shopian

A-health-worker administering COVID-19-vaccine at Government hospital Shri-Maharaja-Gulab-Singh at Jammu
A-health-worker administering COVID-19-vaccine at Government hospital Shri-Maharaja-Gulab-Singh at Jammu

In the next two days, 100 per cent target will be achieved: officials

SHOPIAN: Shopian becomes the first district in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to administer 96 per cent doses of Covid vaccines to persons above 45 years of age.

A health official from the district told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that out of 269,500 total population in the district, 61,870 persons are above 45 years of age.

He said that among 61,870 persons above 45 years of age 59,115 persons have been vaccinated which is 96 per cent of the population above 45 in the district.

The official said that more people are being vaccinated every day and in the coming two days we are expecting that all above 45 years of age will be vaccinated in the district.

He further added that around 25 per cent of the population above 45 has also got a second dose of the jab as well.

The official thanked all the health and front line workers who have worked tirelessly to vaccinate 96 percent of the people above 45 years of age.

He requested people who are yet to get vaccination to come forward and get vaccination at an earliest so that they can keep themselves safe the Covid-19.

It is pertinent to mention here that around 25 lakh people have been vaccinated so far in J&K which include 21 lakh as first dose and 4 lakh as second dose—(KNO)

 

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