Reasi: A centenarian in Reasi district of the Jammu division on Thursday set an example for others to follow when he got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during an inoculation drive organised by the district administration.
118-year-old Sher Mohammad of Mahore Tehsil in Reasi got the first jab of anti-corona vaccine. After taking the vaccine he feels others should follow the same to tackle the deadly disease.
“Today after getting the COVID-19 jab, I feel more confident and protected as the vaccine is the biggest shield against the deadly disease,” he said.
Sher Mohammad appealed to the people of the district to come forward and get vaccinated against the infection. He said the vaccine has been advised by top doctors and experts and no one should pay heed to any rumour.
“If I at this age can receive the dose, I feel others shouldn’t shy away from getting vaccinated and pay no attention to hearsay,” he said.
He also prayed for the good health and safety of the whole mankind.
He said till the pandemic is over people should continue to wear masks, maintain social distancing norms besides, follow other SOPs being issued by the government.
Sher Mohammad also thanked District Administration Reasi for vaccination as it was the part of “vaccine on wheels campaign”,
“ it is because of this campaign I got this vaccine at home and i would like to suggest others also to participate in this campaign and come forward to get vaccinated as this is the way we can fight with this deadly virus and can protect not only our lives but community as well”, he said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Reasi said they have repeatedly appealed to the public to cooperate with the district administration to break the chain of coronavirus.
In view of the spike in COVID-19 cases, the district administration Reasi has taken several initiatives in recent past for expediting the vaccination process.
“Though a lot needs to be done to achieve vaccination targets set for different age groups, yet a large number of people are coming forward for inoculation which is a good sign,” a statement of the district administration said.
The DC has asked the health department to expedite the vaccination campaign in a mission mode and achieve the set targets within the stipulated time frame.
She advised the public to adopt COVID appropriate behaviour and follow SOPs like wearing face masks, washing hands with soap regularly and maintain social distance.