Dharwad: Students studying in 80 schools and 131 colleges in the district will receive their COVID jabs on the first day of the vaccination drive, said Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil.
He said in the district, 95,774 eligible children would get their COVID shots, and for this purpose, the district administration appointed over 600 staff and ASHA workers. The DC said that the vaccines would be administered to the students in their respective schools and colleges every day. The students have provided consent from their parents to receive the Covaxin dose, he said.
Patil said students would be informed about their turn to receive the jab in advance. In the district, as of Sunday evening, 25,000 doses of the vaccines were available and District In-Charge Minister Shankar Patil Munenkoppa will launch the drive in the district at Government High School in Hebsur village, he said.
The vaccination drive begins at 10 am in the district. The DC will visit a few schools and colleges to oversee the progress of the vaccination drive.
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