Meghalaya rolls out COVID-19 vaccination drive; find out more



Along with the rest of the country, Meghalaya on Saturday rolled out the COVID-19 vaccination drive with over 800 health workers across the state set to be vaccinated in the first phase.

In Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched the vaccination drive at North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong.

The world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conferencing on Saturday morning.

It was informed that a total of 100 health workers will be vaccinated at NEIGRIHMS and 732 in the different districts of Meghalaya.

Speaking to media persons, the chief minister termed the occasion as a "historic" moment in the battle against COVID-19.


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"This vaccine rollout is a positive step towards the fight against this virus which has long been affecting normal life," Sangma said.

He informed that vaccination will be rolled out in two districts -- South West Khasi Hills and South Garo Hills, which were previously left out due to connectivity issue, by Sunday.

The roll-out of the vaccination drive does not mean the end of the fight against COVID-19, said the chief minister while asserting that the drive may continue for the next six to eight months.


Over 800 vaccines will be accordingly distributed to different hospitals and health centres across the state.

Here is a list:

NEIGRIHMS - 100 beneficiaries

Mawphlang CHC - 24 beneficiaries

Resubelpara CHC (North Garo Hills) - 60 beneficiaries

Jowai Civil Hospital (West Jaintia Hills) - 100 beneficiaries

Ampati Civil Hospital (South West Garo Hills) - 101 beneficiaries

Umsning CHC (Ri Bhoi) - 49 beneficiaries

Sutnga CHC (East Jaintia Hills) - 100 beneficiaries

Nongstoin CHC (West Khasi Hills) - 100 beneficiaries

Holy Cross Hospital (West Garo Hills) - 98 beneficiaries

Williamnagar Civil Hospital (East Garo Hills) - 100 beneficiaries

(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)