Port Blair, May 23: The District Administration in its continuous efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic has been actively promoting vaccination. In order to protect the children of the Child Care Institutions, the Administration has conducted vaccination drive for children and staff above the age of 18 in these Institutions.

The mobile vaccination team carried out vaccination of children above 18 years in the following Child Care Institutes i.e., Abhyudaya Children Home, Divyang Children Home, Calvary Children Home, Love Children Home, Bethany Children Home, Balika Niketan, Capstone Children Home, Seva Niketan, Darussalam Yateem Khana, Pranab Kanya Sangha and also for 45 age group of old age home Abhyudaya, Ferarrgunj.

The SDM(SA) & AC((U/T) visited the vaccination drive conducted at the Seva Niketan, CCI and ensured vaccination is conducted as per guidelines and also interacted with the vaccinated children and staff. 

The staff of District Child Protection Unit accompanied the vaccination team and ensured that children did not face any difficulties during and after vaccination. The In-charge and staff of all CCIs were vaccinated in order to prevent spread of the virus to children from staff. A total of 101 children and staff were vaccinated.

The District Administration is thriving for the betterment of children and ensure that the children living in the Child Care Institutes are protected in every aspect during the pandemic.