Updated on 20 Jul 2021, 8:45 am
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District administration, district health society, Churachandpur and state advocacy team jointly organised a COVID 19 Vaccination Advocacy Programme on Monday at DTO hall, Tuibong, Churachandpur district.
The programme was mainly organised to clear rumours about vaccination and it was attended by Churachandpur DC, National Health Mission, Manipur director, village chiefs, church leaders and CVO leaders.
The state advocacy team in the programme included MD Consultant, Dr L Arke Singh; SMO, WHO, Dr Apao; and SNO, RKSK, Dr Jubilee. They spoke on the importance of vaccination and stated that it is completely safe to get vaccinated. They also pointed that though there is a chance of COVID-19 infection after vaccination, fatality and severity of the virus is rare.
The immune system is boosted after the vaccination and will prevent rapid spread of the virus. As the Delta variant is highly transmittable and likely leads to death, early vaccination will at least prevent the rapid spread of the virus, said Dr Arke.
During the programme, Dr Jubilee shared her mobile number among the people in the hall asking them to contact her if anyone has any doubt about the vaccination.
In the Q and A session, one question was asked whether a person would die if he or she is tested COVID-19 positive for the second time and Dr Apao responded that there are more chances of getting serious when one is not vaccinated.
The WHO official further said, “even if the entire populations of 18 years and above are vaccinated, we are still not safe because there are many more under the category of below 18 years who are not yet vaccinated and this issue will also be checked soon.”
Extending his gratitude to the organiser for convincing the people for vaccination, the National Health Mission, Manipur director, Dr Shyamjay stated that Churachandpur is working hard in the fight against COVID-19 and people should cooperate as the virus is getting more dangerous.
Presently, 46 per cent of the total populations of Churachandpur have been vaccinated. On the other hand, 83 new COVID-19 positive cases with four deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Churachandpur district, Manipur