Tinsukia: Assam’s Tinsukia district administration has urged the unvaccinated population to step out get inoculated against COVID-19 during a mega vaccination drive on Friday.

A mega COVID-19 vaccination campaign will be conducted across 150 centres in Tinsukia district on Friday, with a target to inoculate 50,000 persons. The drive is likely to benefit at least 4 percent of the eligible population of the district as per the last census, the highest ever vaccination in a single day.

Out of hundred plus centres, arrangements had been made to inoculate almost 2,500 citizens at a single centre in the heart of Tinsukia town.

Appealing the citizens of Tinsukia to come forward, deputy commissioner of Tinsukia Narsing Pawar tweeted: “Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia Shri Narsing Pawar, IAS appeals all the citizens of Tinsukia to come forward and get vaccinated in the MEGA VACCINATION drive on 17th September 2021 and make this effort of dist admin a grand success.”

Pawar told EastMojo that the mega vaccination drive has been planned to target at least 50,000 persons, making it, perhaps, the highest inoculation number on a given day in the district and will also motivate frontline workers.

“It has been proven beyond doubt that vaccination is the only key to fight and save lives from COVID-19. To increase the pace of vaccination and to ensure that maximum lives are protected in the shortest possible time, we have planned this mega vaccination drive.”

Additional deputy commissioner (vaccination in-charge) Monjit Borkatoky informed that between June 21 to 23, 45,000 citizens were inoculated in three days and their second dose is now due. “This mega vaccination camp has also been planned keeping that in mind, so that these citizens can take their second dose without any delay.”

“I want to assure citizens of my district that the administration is available to help them 24*7 and request them to come forward and not just avail this opportunity but also create awareness and motivation among family, friends and neighbors, considering it as the prime duty of each citizen,” DC Pawar said.

So far, altogether 7,35,162 vaccine doses have been administered in Tinsukia district. It includes 5,94,619 number of first dose vaccine.

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