Tomorrow will resume the Vaccination for 18-44 age group in East Khasi Hills

Shillong, June 10: The District Task Force on Vaccination, East Khasi Hills convened a meeting today to finalise arrangements for the vaccination drive for 18+ category.

Vaccination for 18-44 age group will  resume in East Khasi Hills on 11th June 2021. 11,820 vaccination slots have been made available  through online booking for 11th to 19th June, 2021, in thirteen Covid Vaccination Centres in Shillong  Urban Agglomeration. 11,820 slots have been made available through online booking.

Further, for Shillong Urban Agglomeration, 20 health facilities will be conducting vaccination in 37 Community Session Sites for 18+ age group of those concerned localities on 11th and  12th June 2021, with the close involvement of the local headmen, Welfare Committees and CCMTs.

A  total of 6000 doses is targeted for these two days in these centres identified by the Health Department.  The Task Force in its meeting stressed on the need to encourage heads of families and primary  breadwinners, co-morbid persons, single-parents, mobile wage-earners, etc., to come forward for vaccination.

It was also emphasized that all willing persons will get a chance to be vaccinated, since  vaccine stocks will be replenished on a regular basis, and vaccination drives will be continuing  throughout the district.

The Incident Commanders, Medical Officers and the local authorities have been entrusted with ensuring a smooth vaccination process and proper queue management, etc., in strict  compliance to health protocols.

The vaccination drive through Community Session Sites will aim to  cover all areas of Shillong city in the coming days and weeks, to ensure convenience to residents, and  prevent inter-locality movement during period of restrictions.

Special drives will also be conducted for various occupational groups who are high-risk like PDS functionaries, delivery personnel, shopkeepers, street vendors, etc.

The District Immunization  Officer informed that special drives have been completed at the District Jail, SAN-KER and will be completed soon at MIMHANS. Persons without IDs like domestic workers, inmates of old age homes  and homeless people will also be targeted through a special process of identification for which  dedicated sessions will be arranged for them.

In the rural areas under C&RD Blocks, 35 session sites will be carried out, aimed for both 18+ and 45+ population.  The District Task Force also commended the superb performance of the  vaccinating nurses and staff of East Khasi Hills, who have ensured zero wastage of vaccine doses for both 45+ and 18 – 44 categories.

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