Udayavni Special

Vaccination of 18-44 age group: Construction workers, kin to get COVID jab in first phase


Team Udayavani, May 9, 2021, 8:18 PM IST

Image for Representation

Chandigarh: Construction workers and their family members will be covered in the first phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive for those aged 18 and above, said state Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday.

Sidhu said the Health Department has received one lakh doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the age group, whose vaccination will start from Monday across the state.

It has been decided to cover construction workers and their family members in the first phase, said Sidhu.

The minister said the Punjab government had placed an immediate order of 30 lakh doses with the Serum Institute of India Ltd and has been told that 4.29 lakh doses for the group will be given in the month of May. Individuals with co-morbidities are at highest risk, hence, 70 per cent of doses have been allocated to this group in the next phase, he said in an official statement here.

The minister said 30 per cent of the doses have been kept for those having greater interaction with the public. Under it, government employees, construction workers, teachers and other staff at government and private educational establishments will be covered in May, he said.

He further said the state government is developing a plan for the evaluation of vaccine effectiveness. This will be valuable in designing further control efforts, he said.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

State reports 5,783 new Covid-19 cases, 168 deaths; DK crosses 1000 Covid mark again

Mangaluru: Man arrested for insulting Tulunadu flag

Joe Biden gifts Vladimir Putin pair of iconic American-made aviators

Police investigating MLA’s allegation of phone tapping & conspiracy to fix him: Min Bommai

No political crisis at all in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa

Bharat Biotech’s pre-submission meeting for Covaxin EUL with WHO on June 23

‘Baba Ka Dhaba’ owner Kanta Prasad hospitalised after suicide attempt



Related Articles More

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines don’t lower sperm count, study says

PM Modi launches crash course to skill, upskill over 1 lakh ‘Covid warriors’

A mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide logistical and immunological benefits

We archived 84 million tweets to learn about the pandemic – each one is a tiny historical document

Delta variant infections doubling every 11 days in England, study finds

MUST WATCH

Impact of COVID-19 on public transport

Udayavani 18-JUN-2021 News Bulletin

Scenic views of Jog Falls

ಯಾರೋ ಒಬ್ಬಿಬ್ಬರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರೆ ಗೊಂದಲವಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ CM B S Yediyurappa

Weekend Curfew Rules and Regulations in Udupi

Latest Additions

State reports 5,783 new Covid-19 cases, 168 deaths; DK crosses 1000 Covid mark again

Mangaluru: Man arrested for insulting Tulunadu flag

Bengaluru likely to receive rain in next 24 hours: IMD

Karnataka govt dismisses BJP MLC’s Rs 21,473 cr tender scam allegation

Hyundai drives in new SUV Alcazar at Rs 16.3 lakh

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.