Second phase COVID-19 vaccination drive underway

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/9/2021 12:14:33 PM IST

The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive was conducted across Nagaland on February 9.

Phek: Phek district conducted its 2nd phase vaccination drive for frontline workers (FLWs) at Police station, Phek town.

A press release by district media officer stated that prior to vaccination, DIO Phek, Dr. Kolhitso Khalo sensitised the frontline workers on the vaccine.

Addl. SP Phek, R Tochumong Chang volunteered to take the first vaccine. Aotal of 2877 frontline workers were registered in the Co-WIN portal for vaccination.

Earlier, Peren DTF committee on COVID-19 vaccine held a meeting on February 8 at DC’s conference hall, Phek and discussed issues pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. 

DC Phek, Razouvolie Dozo highlighted on the importance of advocacy program and requested the public to continue following all precautionary measures.

Government officials from various departments, NGOs, church leaders and well-wishers attended the meeting programme.

Dimapur: In Dimapur district, a total of 165 frontline workers were vaccinated.

According to DIPR report, DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan, Commissioner Police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo and district commandant Chishi led the vaccination from respective session sites set up at Urban Primary Health Centre Duncan Basti for the district administration, CPs office for the Police personnel and Home Guards office for HG personnel. OC women cell, Rose Yanthan was the first to be vaccinated from among the lady police officers.

District immunization officer, Dr. Rebecca informed that there were no reports of adverse reactions and that the first dose of vaccination for the frontline workers will continue till March 6.

Mon: Covishield vaccination for Mon Police was conducted at Police Baptist Church, Mon Town. The drive started with a prayer by Pastor, Mon Police Baptist Church.

According to DIPR report, SP Mon, Imnalensa Ao was the first to be administered with the vaccine. So far, 199 Police personnel beneficiaries from all ranks have been administered with the first dose of Covishield.

Earlier on February 8, Mon District Task Force (DTF) held a meeting at the DC’s office Mon, conference room, for proper implementation of Covishield vaccination drive in the district. 

District immunization officer, Dr. Shasinle Tep provided the meeting with updates on data of various immunisation drives conducted in the district.

With regard to COVID-19 vaccination, Tep highlighted that Nagaland had the highest vaccine wastage figures and proposed for session sites to be set only when there were sufficient numbers of beneficiaries in order to avoid vaccine wastage. 

The second phase started on February 8 where targeted group includes all frontline workers, while the second dose is scheduled to be conducted on February 17. The third phase will target persons above 50 years of age from the general public.

Data collection and other necessary actions for successful implementation of the third phase was deliberated in the meeting. 

Earlier, the meeting was chaired by DC, Mon, Thavaseelan K. Various district HoDs and members of DTF attended the meeting.

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