Vaccination for frontline workers

Media has always been an important part of society. It became even more strong after workers in the media fraternity were declared as frontline workers. A great initiative was recently taken to offer health security to the media worriors.

We all are familiar with the fact that media is the fourth pillar of democracy. As we acknowledge their contribution to society, it is also important to view that how hard every media person works to bring news to us. They even had to ignore their health to ensure that the news reaches the audiences. 
Keeping in view the health factor of the busy journalist and media workers, Guwahati Press Club in association with the Assam Health and Family Welfare department started a vaccination drive.
Guwahati-based journalists have been inoculated through this vaccination camp.
A journalist taking vaccine
Image: A journalist taking vaccine
This vaccination drive began at the Guwahati Press Club on  May 7, 2021.
At the initial stage, the press club authorities started the drive attempting to vaccinate 150 people per day and at the present day, a total of approx 1500 people has been successfully vaccinated till date.
According to the organizers, this program will continue till every media worker and their families are being completely vaccinated.
As per the procedure, every media house was asked to submit a list of people working with them along with their designation, age and contact number so that the press club could decide who was to be given priority.
At the initial stage, the press club authorities started the drive attempting to vaccinate 150 people per day and so far 1500 media persons have been successfully vaccinated to date.
Guwahati Press Club
Image: Guwahati Press Club
The authorities of the press club are expecting that it might take another 1 month for the completion of vaccination of the media workers and their family members.
Immediately after the vaccination, the people are asked to remain comfortably seated for around half an hour and then leave for their homes.



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