Jammu and Kashmir government to start a special vaccination drive : Covid19

A special vaccination drive to cover high-risk and vulnerable groups in the 18-45 age category would begin in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, initially from eight districts having a higher case count and COVID-19 positivity ratio, an official spokesman said.

The drive would be extended to the rest of the 12 districts once the supply of vaccines increases.According to the notice, the special vaccination camps will be organized phase-wise in Jammu, Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag, Budgam, Udhampur, Kathua and Rajouri districts.

The spokesman said the target groups have been identified considering their risk assessment and vulnerability to the disease.He also said that the chief secretary directed the Law Department to organize two days special vaccination drives at High Court complexes and district courts to vaccinate all lawyers.

The 1st Phase shall take place on May 25 for advocates practicing in the Srinagar wing and Jammu wing of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, as well as the advocates practicing in Jammu and Srinagar districts and will be held at the respective court complexes.

The the 2nd Phase will be for advocates practicing in the district courts of Baramulla, Anantnag, Budgam, Udhampur, Kathua and Rajouri districts on May 27 and May 28. It will be held at the respective district court complexes.Eligible advocates will have to bring Aadhaar cards with them for registration of vaccination.

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