Chandigarh, September 2:
In view of maximum people to be vaccinated with a second dose, the Punjab Government has earmarked every Sunday to administer a second dose at all COVID Vaccination Centres.
Giving details here, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said that COVID vaccine supply to the State has been accelerated by efforts being made by the Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh. However, coverage of COVID-19 vaccination or 2nd dose due beneficiaries remains critical for successful impact of vaccination drive so it has been decided to earmark every Sunday for the COVID vaccination session at all the Government Covid Vaccination Centres only for administering second dose among due beneficiaries.
Normal vaccination sessions for 1st and second dose of vaccine will remain same during the week days except Sunday.
Speaking about the vaccination drive being carried out in the state Sidhu informed that by 31 august 1,36,70,847 doses have been administered and out of these 32,89,210 have received both doses of vaccine and 1,03,81,637 have received their first dose of vaccine. He appealed to the public to get themselves vaccinated without any hesitation.