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Nagaland’s Mon district initiates drive-through Covid-19 vaccination

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 28, 2021 7:41 pm

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Kohima, May 28 (EMN): In a first of its kind in Nagaland, the Mon District Task Force (DTF) for Covid-19 vaccination has come up with an interesting concept to immunise people aged 45 years and above and frontline workers by organising a drive-through immunisation camp.

The vaccination programme will be held on May 31 at Mon town local ground from 10 am till 3 pm.

The deputy commissioner and chairman of District Task force (DTF), Thavaseelan K, informed through a circular that the drive-through vaccination camp is for people aged 45 years and above, frontline workers (FLWs) and healthcare workers (HCWs).

However, the potential beneficiaries should come in their own cars. Only He stated that only four-wheeler will be allowed and not more than two passengers should travel in it.

The guidelines also stated that potential beneficiaries should wear mask and follow social distancing at all times. The vaccines can be availed via onsite registration but those aged 45 years and above should produce ‘Photo ID’, while healthcare workers and frontline workers can produce employment certificate.

After getting vaccinated, beneficiaries can park their cars in the ground and wait for 30 minutes for monitoring of any side effects, and whoever feels uneasy can honk twice to alert the medical staff for intervention and treatment. No walk-ins will be allowed, it informed.

It may be mentioned that Mon district administration was awarded Silver at the prestigious SKOCH Awards for ‘Response to Covid-19’ on April 30 this year in recognition of its innovative approach in combating the pandemic.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 28, 2021 7:41:20 pm