Shopian's 100% above-45 yearspopulation immunised for Covid-19: Jammu and Kashmir Government
Srinagar: The Shopian district in south Kashmir has become the first district where all the peopleabove 45 years have received the first dosage of Covishield.
The data available suggests that the district has a population of 60,000 that is 45 andabove and all of them have got vaccinated.
“We also have nearly 13,000 population that is 22 percent population which havereceived both Covishield jabs,” Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Shopian, Dr Arshad TaksaidHe said 90 percent of the health workers and 80 percent frontline workers had also beenfully vaccinated.
In Pulwama, however, the figures reveal only 60 percent population above 45 years hadbeen vaccinated so far.
“Of the population of just above 1.5 lakh, around 84,000 have received the first dosageof Covishield,” Deputy Chief Medical Officer Pulwama,
DrTahmeena told us.She said that nearly 100 percent of health workers and 90 percent of frontline workershad also been vaccinated.In Kulgam, nearly 70 percent of the population above 45 years had been vaccinated.“Of the population of nearly 1 lakh, 70,000 have received the first dosage of thevaccine,” Chief Medical Officer, Kulgam, DrRafiq Dhobi told us.He said 95 percent of the health workers and 90 percent of frontline workers were alsovaccinated.