COVID-19 vaccination starts at SMC, Mayor takes first jab

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Srinagar: COVID-19 vaccination drive was started in Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Monday and the Mayor of the Corporation Junaid Mattu took the first jab of the vaccine.

Mattu while talking to reporters after taking the first shot of COVID-19 said there are around 4500 employees in SMC who are being vaccinated in the coming days.

“I took the first jab myself so that others will follow and come forward in taking vaccination without any complaints,” he said

Mattu said that everyone must be thankful to “our scientists and doctors who manufactured this vaccine in India even before developed countries and vaccine is given free to its citizen.”

“We must avail and shouldn’t pay any heed towards misinformation and misconceptions,” he said, adding that as the Mayor of the SMC “I took the first jab and I am completely fine and have no complaints.”

It is a moment of pride for us that vaccines have been manufactured in India and we can close this chapter of COVID-19 only because of vaccines, Mattu said.

“We must take precautions and follow guidelines in letter and spirit so that this virus won’t re-emerge here,” he said.

He said that now schools and colleges are being opened across Kashmir and heads of schools must ensure that no student or staff member is being allowed to enter school premises without a mask.

Mattu said that action will be taken against the head of the Institution within the limits of SMC who will allow students or staff without masks. (KNO)

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