Samba becomes first J&K district to administer first dose to 100% adult population


SAMBA : Six months after the vaccination drive began on a war footing, District Administration Samba today achieved a major milestone in the journey of universal Covid-19 vaccination by administering atleast one dose to 100% Adult vaccination (18+ age group) making it first in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir.

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, while congratulating the team Samba, including health care workers and their covid management, through official twitter account, said “Samba has achieved 100% vaccination of above 18 years of age and becomes the first district of J&K to achieve this milestone and I am sure other district will catch up soon”.

Deputy Commissioner Samba, Anuradha Gupta said that 320780 Covid-19 doses including 243013 as first dose have been administered to 18+ age category, Front Line workers and health Care workers as first covid 19 doses”.

The DC Samba hailed the efforts of frontline workers and healthcare workers for putting relentless efforts in ensuring 100% coverage of 18+ age category in the district.

“Our next goal is to vaccinate people with the second dose as well for their complete protection” said the DC.

“We have established a covid control room in the district and are calling people a day in advance before their vaccination becomes due. Today we held special sessions to administer the second dose to teachers, Students, Pregnant and Lactating mothers across the district” informed the DC Samba adding a camp was also held at the court Complex.