Kohima, January 16 (NEx): Alongwith the rest of the nation, 561 Healthcare workers, including Doctors, Nurses and support staff were vaccinated In Nagaland, today, January 16, 2021.
Dr. Ritu Thurr, State Immunization Officer, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland informed that, Covishield vaccine was safely administrated to 561 health care professionals on the first day across 9 Districts in Nagaland.
All vaccinated workers will receive the subsequent second dose after 28 days and COVID-19 appropriate behaviours will be strictly maintained even after the vaccination, Thurr informed.
In the first day, vaccination drive was conducted in Kohima, Dimapur, Peren, Phek, Mokokchung, Wokha, Tuensang, Zunheboto, Mon and Wokha district in Nagaland.
All eleven (11) districts in Nagaland will have more sessions of vaccination for the remaining health care workers from Monday.
Thurr also urged citizens not to spread rumours and spread fake messages around the COVID-19 vaccination. The Covishield vaccine has undergone all preclinical and clinical trails and is safe for use in general population, the doctor added.
Earlier, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the State wide COVID-19 vaccination drive at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima.
‘As we join the country in the world’s largest vaccination program today, it will be the beginning of restoring communities to wholeness and health’, said Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at the launch.
CM Rio also attended the launch of pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a video conference. A total of 191,181 beneficiaries were vaccinated across the country today, updated Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.