Govt of Assam starts COVID-19 Booster Dose drive : Check eligible age groups here
States/UTs are directed to implement 'COVID-19 Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav' for 75 days
Guwahati, July 15: Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister on Friday launched the COVID booster dose vaccination drive keeping in solidarity with the celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
The booster dose will be provided free of cost to the people aged between 18-59 years.
Under this vaccine drive, eligible people can get their third dose at the government hospitals and CVCs.
Had a VC this evening with DCs, ADCs and District Jt. Director Health Services in this regard. pic.twitter.com/yVmtNtfu0P
— Keshab Mahanta (@keshab_mahanta) July 14, 2022
In a virtual meeting with State/UT Health Secretaries and NHM MDs chaired by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday, States and UTs have been urged to give an intensive and ambitious push toward full COVID19 vaccination coverage by vaccinating all eligible beneficiaries and covering them with precaution dose.
States/UTs were directed to implement ‘COVID-19 Vaccination Amrit Mahotsav’ for 75 days as ‘Jan Abhiyaan’ with massive mass mobilization, through a camp approach. They were advised to organize special vaccination camps on the routes of Char Dham Yatra (Uttarakhand), Amarnath Yatra (Jammu &Kashmir), Kanwar Yatra (all States/UTs of North India) as well as major Melas and congregations.
The Union Health Secretary highlighted that less percentage of precaution doses uptake among population groups aged 18 years and above (8 per cent) and persons aged 60 years and above (27 per cent) is a cause of concern.
The Centre has announced a special drive ‘COVID Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava’ to be launched to provide free precaution doses at all Government Covid Vaccination Centres for persons aged 18 years and above for 75 days from July 15 to September 30, 2022.