State Health department to extend vaccination to sub-centres to avoid rush

Morung Express News
Kohima | May 11

With the State government announcement of free vaccination for the age group of 18-44 years, the State health department is in preparation to roll out the vaccines once they arrive.

To accelerate the process of vaccination as more people are expected to turn out to take the vaccine, he said the department is planning to extend the vaccination centers down to the sub-centres. To this effect, he informed that  about 600 centers have been notified, and more vaccination centers may be extended to nearby working places, particularly in Kohima and Dimapur to avoid rush. 

With the overwhelming surge of COVID-19 in the second wave of Coronavirus, State governments in Delhi and Mumbai have started drive-in vaccination centers in every zone to accelerate the process of vaccination.

Speaking to The Morung Express, State Immunization Officer, Dr Ritu Thurr said the State government has already placed the purchase order and transferred money to the Serum Institute of Pune to procure Covishield vaccines. “We are waiting for our slot as and when the vaccine arrives, we will announce the date to roll out the vaccines,” informed Dr Thurr.

As Nagaland awaits its slot for the vaccines, Dr Thurr said, “Before the arrival of the vaccines, we cannot say when the vaccine would be rolled out.”


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