Day one of the Covid-19 vaccination programme for the police on Wednesday saw 450 constables administered the vaccine. The inoculation programme was held at AR headquarters at Kailasagiri. Deputy Superintendent of Police RPL Santa Kumar took the first jab in a bid to dispel the fear of side-effects. There are 2000 constables at the AR headquarters, he said.
The vaccination, which began across the district, will continue for three days at the Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres and will be extended, if necessary. He said everyone should be wary of the threat posed by the virus. All the police personnel should take the jab to be ready in case lockdown is enforced again. Everyone should get vaccinated as per the advice of the doctor and should not be under any doubt, the DSP said.