‘3.81 lakh people vaccinated in J&K, no serious adverse case reported till now’
JAMMU: The Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam, today chaired a meeting of the UT Steering Committee on COVID-19 to review the progress of vaccination drives that were rolled out in January 2021.
Administrative Secretaries of departments of Health & Medical Education, Revenue, Housing & Urban Development, Information, Transport, Mission Director, National Health Mission (NHM) and Deputy Commissioners of all districts were present at the meeting.
The Chief Secretary asked all the DCs to closely monitor the trajectory of COVID infections to prevent a surge in cases and assiduously expedite vaccination of priority groups in accordance with the schedule of vaccination drives.
It was informed that in the initial phases of COVID-19 vaccination, 70% of health workers and 57% of front line workers totalling 3,81,200 people have been vaccinated in Jammu and Kashmir with no reported case of any serious adversity. The next phase of vaccination for the 3rd prioritized group began today to cover approximately 15 lakh people above the age of 60 years, and persons with co-morbidities in the age group of 45-59 years.