COVID vaccination safe, key to eliminate virus: Religious scholars

COVID vaccination safe, key to eliminate virus: Religious scholars
 Religious scholars on Saturday emphasized the need for vaccination against deadly COVID-19 and urged people to adhere to the government guidelines to prevent the further spread of coronavirus.
They also termed rumours associated with the vaccine as baseless and appealed to people to get themselves vaccinated. They said the vaccine is safe and important to eliminate the virus from Kashmir.
The divisional administration Kashmir had organized a vaccination drive for various ulemas and muftis, who   were administered vaccine shots against COVID-19 at SKIMS Soura, here.
Among others, Director, SKIMS Soura, Dr A.G Ahangar, CEO Muslim Waqf Board, Mufti Farid-ud-din, In-charge Divisional COVID Control Room, Kashmir, Tahir Ahmad Magray, State Surveillance Officer, Dr Talat Jabeen were also present.
On the occasion, around a dozen preachers and muftis from various Waqf Board associated shrines and masajids were administered jabs and put under observation by a team of doctors and para-medical staff.  
Speaking on the occasion, scholars expressed their gratitude to the divisional administration for vaccination and urged people to come forward to get vaccinated for their safety and good health.
They also urged people to follow the COVID SOPs religiously and not lower the guard to curb corona spread. 
Director SKIMS Soura, A. G Ahangar, speaking on the occasion, deliberated on the importance of vaccination. He said though the COVID-19 has taken an ugly shape in most of the parts of the world, “however, with the dedication of all frontline workers the virus has been controlled to spread further in the valley.”
He said that today’s vaccination drive has been held under the directions of divisional commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole where various scholars have been administered vaccine shots.
He said administration of vaccines to scholars would send a positive message and help ward-off baseless rumours associated with the vaccination.

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