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Lucknow: Starting with seven districts initially with a high-active caseload on May 1, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to scale up the Covid-19 vaccination programme for over 18 age group to 18 districts now from May 10.
The decision was taken by the UP CM Yogi Adityanath at a high-level meeting with his Team 9 and other senior officials here on Friday.
“Vaccination for the age group of 18-44 will start in these districts from Monday, May 10. The concerned minister-in-charge or local public representative should be present at a few vaccination centres.
The presence of public representatives will help encourage people” said CM Yogi, adding that continuous contact with vaccine manufacturing companies should be maintained from the level of Minister of Medical Education.
The Phase-3 of Covid-19 vaccination had come into force from May 1 in 7 districts of Uttar Pradesh for 18+ with more than 9000 active cases. On Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath decided to expand the programme to 11 more districts in a phased manner.
While reviewing the Covid-19 situation, the CM said, ”vaccine wastage is reduced to only 0.11% in the category of 18-44 years because of the active participation of people. It needs to be brought to zero”.
The Chief Minister further informed that the state government is providing vaccine cover to all the citizens free of cost. After consulting various health experts, CM Yogi asked people not to get vaccinated if they are infected with Covid-19 or experiencing symptoms.
Similarly, health experts also believe that the Covid infected person should undergo vaccination at least one month after recovery. The CM asked the officials to make people aware of this important information related to their health.
The chief minister asked the team members to ensure that the vaccination centers are strictly adhered to by the COVID protocol. On-the-spot registration can lead to a clutter. It is advisable to keep the online registration system in force to avoid unnecessary crowd.
Contacting people whose turn is about to come, by phone one or two days in advance will lead to a better vaccine administration to the public at large”,said the CM.