Lahore, 14th March: The Punjab government has started giving COVID-19 vaccination to people above 60 years of age from Wednesday.
According to the reports of Baaghi TV, the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) of Punjab said COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs) have been set up in 104 locations in all districts of the province.
As per reports, doctors and other medical staff trained by the Expanded Programme of Immunization (EPI) have been deputed to conduct vaccination. The authorities plan to vaccinate over 7 million individuals across Punjab.
Earlier, in the first phase, the frontline healthcare workers followed by doctors and medical staff were vaccinated.
In the second phase of vaccination, the department has set up 20 vaccination centres in Expo Centre Lahore as a dedicated facility to avoid any danger of transmission of infectious diseases among people above the age of 60 in relatively-crowded hospitals in the city.
According to reports fo Baaghi TV, the facility at the Expo Center is very well organized with an expert and qualified staff available to assist the elderly.
In this regard, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Communication, Dr Shahbaz Gill has shared an elaborate video giving the details of a well-arranged vaccination facility built at the Lahore Expo Center.
According to reports from Gill, the centre is built for walk-in elder citizens of Lahore, where they have to get registered first, which takes about 10 minutes.
After the initial procedure, the doctors check the vitals of the persons and get them vaccinated. All this procedure was conducted in a well-organized manner.
Gill admired the whole process at the vaccination facility and commended the Punjab authorities for carrying out the task.
Watch the video here:
Good job punjab government pic.twitter.com/xPoa9jgauE
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) March 14, 2021
According to reports, the elderly people who got their first vaccine jab expressed their satisfaction over the quality of the vaccine and reported that they did not experience any adverse reaction.
Stay tuned to Baaghi TV to read all the latest news and updates!