Yogi Directs Officials To Ensure Adequate Vaccine Stock In The State
Lucknow, December 26 (TNA) After the annoucnement of prime minister Narendra Modi with regards to Covid vaccine shots to adolescent children of 15 to 18 years and booster shots to health workers and senior citizens, the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday began preparations to roll out the new schedule of innoculation.
At a high-level meeting in the state capital, chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to coordinate with the Government of India with regards to availability of the vaccine and ensure that the drive starts from January 3, as announced by prime minister Modi.
From January 10, 2022, all corona warriors, healthcare and frontline workers and citizens with co-morbidities above 60 years of age will be given a precaution dose of the COVID vaccine on the advice of their doctor. In view of this, the availability of vaccine should be ensured, he told officials.
“Keep in constant touch with the Government of India. Uttar Pradesh has done a great job so far in the Kovid vaccination. All necessary arrangements should be made for this sequence to continue even further. A massive awareness campaign should be conducted for immunization of adolescents” he added.
Uttar Pradesh ranks first in the country in testing and immunization by conducting more than 19.40 crore covid vaccinations and more than 9.20 crore tests.