TURA, Jan 10: West Garo Hills (WGH) Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh on Monday urged citizens above 60 years of age who have completed the 2nd dose to take the booster dose informing that the new variant, though mild, is highly infectious.
The District Task force meeting for Covid vaccination was held at the Conference Hall of the Circuit House in Tura on the day to brief members about the continuation of Covid Vaccination for all including 15 to 18 years of age and introduction of Booster dose which began on the same day in the district.
Speaking during the meeting, West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh said that the new variant, although mild, is highly infectious and therefore, necessary precautionary measures and covid protocols need to be followed strictly. Informing that about 97 per cent of the people have been vaccinated in the district, he urged those above 60 years of age with co-morbidities who already completed 9 months from the date of administering 2nd dose vaccination, to take booster dose.
During the meeting the Additional DMHO, Tura Bijoy Dev Barma highlighted the importance of Covid Vaccination adding that even though the case is less as of now, necessary precautions should be taken in order to prevent further spread of the disease in the coming days.
Meanwhile, DMCHO, Tura Dr. Ivonne M Sangma briefed the gathering about the ongoing covid vaccine programme and reminded everyone to follow Covid appropriate behavior for the safety of everyone. Assuring that the vaccination for the age group between 15-18 years should be completed by January 20, she said that planned session sites would be arranged in the schools so as to complete the vaccination as scheduled. Sangma also informed that the 2nd dose can be given after 28 days.