Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today launched vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group in the State from Government Senior Secondary School, Chhota Shimla at Kasumpti, Shimla to check the Covid-19 pandemic.
While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister said that for this 213 vaccination centers had been set up in the State. He urged the people to get them registered and schedule their appointment.
He said that they should come to the vaccination centers as per their schedule to avoid the unnecessary crowd at these centers. He said that 21090 persons had booked their schedule till now. He also appealed to them to observe Covid appropriate behavior at the Centres.
Thakur shared that the next date of vaccination for 18-44 years would be 20th May 2021, and sessions for that day would be published on the COWIN portal on 18th May 2021. He said that other sessions for the vaccination would be held on 24th, 27th, and 31st May 2021 for this age group.
“The State has emerged as front runner State in the country by providing vaccination to 31 percent of its population. To date, a total of 21,50,353 doses of vaccine had been administered to the people of the State. He said that vaccination drive for health care workers had been started on 16th January 2021, for front line workers on 2nd February 2021, for 60+age groups and 45-60 years with co-morbidities on 1st March 2021 and for 45+ population on 1st April 2021 and people were coming in large number to vaccinate them against Covid-19 which is a matter of satisfaction for all of us,” CM said.