Dawn Punjab Bureau / SAS Nagar : SAS Nagar is doing exceedingly well on vaccination front. It has emerged as the forerunner district, leading the state with 78.58 per cent COVID vaccination of the eligible population including the 18 plus and all the special categories, informed Girish Dayalan, Deputy Commissioner SAS Nagar.
“The civil and medical authorities in the district are working in tandem; we are reaching out to people in every nook and corner not only through outreach camps but also through door-to- door vaccination,” said he. In the Mega Vaccination Camps organized on Friday we vaccinated over twenty thousand people in a day as against our target of administering jabs to fifteen thousand people, he added.
People by and large have overcome vaccination hesitancy so we will continue to work on war-footing to build herd immunity to combat the third wave. Expressing concern over the third wave affecting the lives of people and considering the spread of Delta virus in Britain and European countries, it becomes increasingly important to bring people in the ambit of vaccination, said Dayalan.
Experts from medical fraternity opine that the second dose of vaccine fortifies people from dangerous variants; person administered with the two doses of vaccine undergoes fewer effects where as a person with no immunization history tends to be affected badly. So, people should pro-actively come forward for the vaccination and every household should ensure cent percent vaccination of the eligible members.
He appreciated the health teams for their consistent efforts and thanked the social and religious organisations for their support. He made an appeal to them to continue supporting Covid vaccination with the same zeal and passion.