Port Blair, June 8: The Administration is ever committed for the welfare of the Islanders and during this pandemic time, to shield its citizens from the dreaded virus, it has initiated vaccination drive in the Islands. The vaccination began with administering of COVISHIELD vaccine for Health Care Workers followed by frontline workers and vulnerable population with co-morbidities. Subsequently, the vaccination for 45 and above was initiated followed by 18 to 44 years which is currently underway.

As per data available, a total of 1,28,821 beneficiaries have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands, out of the target beneficiaries of 2, 81, 603 (approx.). A total of 9640 eligible people in the age group of 18 to 44 years have been vaccinated till date. A total of 409 people were vaccinated today, out of which, 343 beneficiaries were in the age group of 18 to 44 years and 66 persons above 45 were inoculated in South Andaman today.

The online registration for the vaccination is done through CoWIN portal and Aarogya Setu App. Online registration is mandatory and no on-site registration will be done and people have been advised to reach the centres as per the time schedule provided to the beneficiaries through the App. In South Andaman, the vaccination is being done at JNRM Vaccination Centre between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm. The general public have been requested to follow COVID Appropriate Behaviour while going for vaccination