Anantnag: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla today launched the ‘Chalo Tika Lagwayen’ (Let’s get vaccinated) Campaign here at DC office Anantnag.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mukhtar Shah, Dy. Chief Medical Officer and other officials were also present on the occasion.
The aim of the campaign is to achieve cent percent Covid vaccination of the target groups of the district in the nearest future.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that the pace of vaccination has picked up appreciably during the recent time, adding that they are trying to further increase the daily targets up to 13000 from the current 6000 doses.
He informed the administration and the health authorities of the district are taking proactive measures to address the increasing demand for the vaccines.
Emphasising the importance of vaccination, Dr. Singla said the severity of the symptoms and hence the hospital admissions reduce drastically in the vaccinated people.
Appealing the eligible people to get vaccinated, the DC said that the vaccine is absolutely safe and develops substantial immunity against the virus. He remarked that this has been a product of one year of brainstorming research wherein top scientists of the country have worked hard and contributed their part.
Dr. Singla also warned of strict legal action against the rumour mongers spreading misinformation against the safety of the vaccine besides advising the general public not to pay any heed to such elements.