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180 senior citizens, 13 with comorbidities receive Covid-19 vaccine in Nagaland

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Mar 01, 2021 11:27 pm
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A nurse administers Covid-19 vaccine to Renchamo Lotha, 64, the first beneficiary at NHAK in Kohima, on Monday. (NHAK)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 1 (EMN):
As India began Covid-19 vaccination drive for its citizens aged above 60 and those over 45 years with specified comorbidities across the country on Monday, about 180 senior citizens and 13 persons with associated comorbidity were inoculated in Nagaland on the first day.

Sources from Naga Hospital Authority Kohima informed Eastern Mirror that 60-year-old Renchamo Lotha received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine out of five senior citizens who turned up early for the inoculation.

According to an update from State Immunisation Officer, Dr. Ritu Thurr, the oldest beneficiary of Covid vaccine from the state was an 89-year-old man from Longleng, while the total doses administered in the state now stand at 35,789. No adverse events needing medical intervention were reported, he added.

Vaccination of age-appropriate high-risk groups will be scaled up across the state from March 7, it informed, adding that all citizens can self-register on cowin.gov.in website or through onsite registration by producing with a photo ID.

It informed that more than 1 million citizens belonging to the specified categories had registered in the Co-Win portal till 1 pm on Monday.

The update went on to inform that about 14.3 million doses of Covishield and Covaxin have been administered across the country. Left out frontline and healthcare workers will continue to get vaccinated across all session sites along with the age-appropriate high-risk groups, it was informed.

“The selected groups are prioritised as they are at the highest risk of infection, severe disease or death. Any citizen falling under the three categories can get vaccinated in the selected session sites as specified earlier for free of cost,” it added.

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Mar 01, 2021 11:27:09 pm