KARGIL, January 03: The Covid-19 vaccination for children from 15 to 18 years age group was kick-started in Kargil district today during which 540 children received the first dose at various vaccination sites.
As per official figures, over 540 doses of vaccines were administered on the first day of vaccination at various parts of Kargil including Sankoo, Taisuru, Zanskar, Drass, Shargole and Chiktan.
The Health Department has set up vaccination sites across the district to vaccinate the children between 15 to 18 years age group.
Besides vaccination, counselling facilities for children have also been made across the district in order to encourage them to get vaccinated.
The drive is a part of the national campaign against the Covid-19 pandemic, which has generated hope among the students as well as their teachers about the resumption of their normal schooling which was badly hit by the disease since its outbreak in early 2020.
Chief Medical Officer Kargil has appealed to the children between 15-18 years to get vaccinated at nearby session sites to help contain the spread of Covid-19 in the district.
(NOTE: PRESS RELEASE PUBLISHED AS RECEIVED)