Nagaland to set up Covid-19 vaccination centres at workplaces
Covid-19 vaccination status
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, April 10 (EMN): Nagaland will take part in four-day vaccination festival from April 11 to the 14th by setting up inoculation centres at workplaces with an aim to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible, informed department of Health and Family Welfare.
The department stated in its weekly bulletin that IEC activities will be intensified during the four-day period and all vaccination activities will be carried out with strict adherence to Covid-19 safety measures.
The move came amid consistent surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, forcing as many as six states to impose partial lockdowns to curb the spread of the disease. The situation has necessitated the need to vaccinate the high-risk groups (45 years and above, healthcare and frontline workers) with urgency.
“As the threat of a second wave knocks at our door, all citizens are equally responsible in breaking the chain of transmission. The threat of a spike in infections is much more now as borders are open along with relaxations of many SOPs. Laxity and fatigue in adherence to
Covid-19 appropriate behaviours are major threats to the state,” read the statement
“Citizens must understand that there is also tremendous fatigue among healthcare and frontline workers and all co-operation and support will be needed at this vital phase,” it added.
It went on to remind the government’s revised SOPs for returnees and travellers entering the state and the need to follow Covid-appropriate behaviours like wearing of mask, hand washing and maintaining physical distancing.
The department updated that 2189 samples were tested last week ending April 9 with a positivity rate of 1% and 27 positive cases (excluding Saturday’s report) were reported.
“Case fatality rate or death rate of 45 years and above in the state is much higher at 2.6 % than the overall rate of 0.66%. Vaccines offer the best chance against severe disease or death and all eligible citizens should get protected at the earliest. Covid-19 is not ‘just a flu’,” it stated.
State Immunisation Officer, Dr. Ritu Thurr updated that 109268 vaccine doses have been administered in the state so far.