Speaker Khemchand administered first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

Imphal: Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand and his wife vaccinated with Covidshield at Urban health centre, Singjamei, Imphal West on Monday.

Mass vaccination can prevent the Covid-19 infection. The outbreak of the second wave of the pandemic could be due to reckless while following the guidelines of Covid-19. In most of the states of the country many people have started becoming a victims of the second wave.

In order to prevent the virus infection the state government has started vaccination for the persons above 45 years of age, he added.

Khemchand appealed to the public to volunteer for the vaccination as it will help prevent from infection of the contagion.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh got first dose of the vaccine on Sunday.

No adverse effect had been reported so far in the State except a couple of cases, the chief minister said and appealed to the media to include the medical history of the patients as well while reporting about the cases of adverse effects.

Altogether 126 centres have been activated across the state to vaccinate all the people whose age is 45 years and above.

The nation-wide rollout of Covid-19 vaccination began on January 16, 2021 with healthcare workers being the first beneficiaries. Inoculation of frontline workers began in the state from February 8 this year followed by vaccination of those who are 45 years and above with co-morbidities from March 1.

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