Jamshedpur, June 16: In order to ensure hassle free Covid-19 vaccination for the people in rural areas, the district administration is starting a slot free Covid-19 vaccination drive from June 18 under the age group of 18-45 years. The drive is aimed at covering rural populace, which is finding it difficult to book slots online.
“ In the first phase we are starting the vaccination drive on the basis of a beneficiary list provided by the Panchayat representatives. At present the vaccination will be carried on the basis of a list provided by Panchayat so that there is no rush of villagers,” said Suraj Kumar, DC.
He said that people should get whatever vaccine was available in their nearest health center. He said that there was no shortage of vaccines in Agra and people were getting the vaccine as per their booked slot.
An official informed that the district has received 900 Covaxin from the State Government. About 500 vaccines have been provided at Narbheram Hansraj School, 200 at Ghatshila and 200 at Bahragora.
The Covid-19 vaccination drive is slowly gathering pace in the city. This would not have been possible, had it not been for the social organisations, who organised physical and virtual awareness campaigns about the vaccine, urging more and more people to get vaccinated. The administration has administered 52, 01, 086 vaccines so far.
A senior doctor said that awareness generated by the second wave of the pandemic, along with the exemplary work done by the health department in negating the rumors being spread about the vaccines.