JK commences with vaccination for Covid 19 at Srinagar Jammu
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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday resumed anti-Covid-19 vaccination after it acquired a recent lot of 1.5 lakh vaccine doses out of 1.5 crore ordered by the administration to cater to the UT residents, a senior authorities official stated.
According to the official, the Union territory had exhausted its earlier vaccine quota from the Centre earlier within the week.
“The UT acquired no less than 1.5 lakh Covishield and Covaxin vaccines on Saturday solely and, due to this fact, it began inoculation of the residents within the 18 years to 45 years age group,” a senior UT official stated.
The official stated vaccination will probably be in full swing from Monday on the block-level in rural areas. Recipients should first register on the CoWIN app and solely then would they be vaccinated, the official added.
The J&Okay authorities tweeted: “Covaxin will be administered to this age group (18 years to 45 years) free of cost. It will be by prior registration and prior appointment only. Please do not crowd the vaccination centres without appointment.”
“Those who have taken Covishield as first dose must take 2nd dose of Covishield only,” the official added.
Forty-seven recent Covid-19 associated deaths had been reported within the UT since Friday night time, taking the entire variety of coronavirus deaths to 2,330.

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