Chabbewal/Hoshiarpur: Urging the people to come forward and get vaccinated at the earliest in the larger public interest, the Chabbewal MLA Dr Raj Kumar on Monday received the first dose of the COVID vaccine in Mini Primary Health Centre here.
After getting inoculated, MLA Dr Raj Kumar said that there is no need to be scared in view of rumours regarding vaccination, if any. ‘All of us must brace for for the vaccine which will ensure protection from this virus,” he added.
The MLA said that district had been witnessing steep hike in the Covid cases again, the people should not be lax in adopting health and safety protocols as advised by the Government and Health department.
He mentioned that the proper adherence of safety protocols could ensure to contain the further spread of virus so people should wear mask whenever they were stepping out of homes besides maintaining social distancing as well as frequent sanitisation of hands.
Meanwhile, District Immunization Officer Dr. Seema Garg informed that there were 44 session sites under vaccination drive and from Tuesday two more sites namely Aslamabad and Purheeran will also be made operational. She said that as many as 26971 persons have received vaccine in Hoshiarpur district so far including 7183 healthcare workers with first dose and and 3008 with second dose of vaccine respectively.
Similarly, 4955 and 2367 frontline workers have taken first and second dose of the vaccine. In the category of above 60 and the persons in the age of 45-59 with co-morbidities, 9458 eligible have been inoculated. He said people must carry their UID card, voter card, pan card, bank passbook, ID of government employees and driving licence for getting vaccine at the session sites.
She said that today vaccination drive has begun in canal colony dispensary, Mini PHC Chabbewal, Mehlanwali & Faglana in Harta Badla Block, Bagpur of Chakkowal block, Bhattal, Binjon & Panam in Possi block, Nikkuchakk and Datarpur of Hajipur blocks.