Authorities have asked individuals above 18 years of age to get their first jab as Covaxin vaccine was being launched, later in the day, in capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir.
An official, privy to the development, told news agency Global News Service that the inaugural drive in Summer-capital Srinagar will be held at Immunization Clinic (at Pain Clinic, near JK Bank, ENT/Opthalmology OPD Building, SMHS Hospital Srinagar at 4:00 PM.
Those individuals having themselves Pre-registered for the vaccine (Covaxin) shall get their first jab, the official said.
The development comes amid shortage of covishield vaccines in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the country.
The official has in the meantime advised those already inoculated of Covishield to get their second dose of the particular (Covisheld) vaccine only. (GNS)