Covid booster doses begin at JNMC

 

Aligarh : Overall 92 people in the 60-years and above age bracket and healthcare and frontline workers were inoculated with the Covid-19 precautionary dose at the Old OPD Block of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Monday, January 10 as states across the Country kick-started the booster dose amid the swiftly spreading Omicron variant.

High-risk health and front line workers and senior citizens with co-morbidities can walk into the vaccination centre for the jab, provided the second dose was taken nine months ago. They can also book a slot online through the Government’s CoWIN portal.

“Eligible people are receiving the precautionary shots at JNMC in line with the guidelines of the Central Government provided to all states and Union Territories. We have a well prepared infrastructure and medical staff to implement the process smoothly”, said AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.

He added: “The immune compromised people or those suffering from chronic conditions that could weaken immunity are vulnerable, and need additional protection. I urge all senior citizens to immediately get the booster dose”.

“We have adequate logistics to manage the daily footfall of the category of people who need the additional dose. It is hoped that the successful administration of the third dose will soon release the Country from the grip of the third wave driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant”, emphasised Prof Shahid A Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC).

“Individuals who received two doses of the Covishield vaccine will get a third dose of the same. Those who got Covaxin will get a third jab of it”, said the vaccination in-charges, Prof Saira Mehnaz and Dr Ali Jafar Abedi.

 

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