Tshering Namgyal | Mongar

The Covid-19 vaccination programme will begin with ceremonial events in Mongar.

Like in any other dzongkhags, they will first vaccinate a 30-year old female in the dzong courtyard, followed by the dzongdag, lam neten and drangpon.

Local leaders say villagers are eager to take the jab.

Balam mangmi Dechen Wangdi said everyone in the gewog is willing and ready to take the jab.

He said some villagers were initially reluctant but are convinced after local leaders and health officials sensitised them.

Chaskhar gup Pema Dorji said, with a fear of the coronavirus, gewog received positive response from the public for the vaccination.

Chali gup Tashi Dhendup said 935 people in the gewog registered for the vaccination.

There are 112 vaccination posts in the dzongkhag and 17 doctors have been deputed for monitoring and supervision and treat those who suffer adverse effect from the immunisation.

The dzongkhag has about 25,000 people registered for the vaccination.

In Lhuentse, His Holiness the Je Khenpo conducted thruesoel, rabney and moenlam for the benefit of vaccine at Namdruling Goenzin Dratshangin Autsho when the vaccines arrived on the morning of March 25.

Senior dzongkhag health officer Ugyen Dorji said the dzongkhag has 8,902 registered people and they would be vaccinated in the 15 vaccination centres.

Three doctors have been deputed in the dzongkhag, which is divided into three clusters.

He said the furthest settlement is Singye dzong with four monks and dzongkhag health team and the monks would meet halfway to vaccinate.