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'Har Ghar Dastak': Centre to launch mega COVID vaccination today

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced the campaign to increase immunisation rates. So far, more than 106.79 million Covid vaccine doses have been provided in India, with over 47 lakh shots administered on Monday alone.

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New Delhi, First Published Nov 2, 2021, 10:08 AM IST
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The Centre would commence the 'Har Ghar Dastak' mega-vaccination campaign against coronavirus disease on Dhanwantari Diwas on Tuesday. The month-long door-to-door vaccination programme seeks to immunise the whole population in underserved communities. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced the campaign to increase immunisation rates. So far, more than 106.79 million Covid vaccine doses have been provided in India, with over 47 lakh shots administered on Monday alone. He stated that they would conduct a massive vaccination campaign called 'Har Ghar Dastak,' in which healthcare personnel would go door-to-door to vaccinate those who were eligible for the second dosage and those who had not received the first dose.

As per reports, 77% of the eligible population has gotten the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination in India, while 32% have received both doses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, now in Glasgow, Scotland, is also scheduled to host a Covid-19 review meeting as soon as he returns to India from the COP26 climate summit. According to sources, the coronavirus review conference would concentrate on districts with low vaccine coverage, namely those with less than 50% coverage on the first dose and low coverage on the second dose.

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On January 16, the countrywide vaccination campaign began, with healthcare staff being the first to get immunised. The second phase of COVID-19 immunisation started on March 1 for persons over the age of 60 and those aged 45 and over who have certain co-morbid disorders. From April 1, the country mandated vaccination for all adults over the age of 45. Therefore, the government decided to broaden its vaccination campaign, enabling anybody over the age of 18 to get vaccinated beginning May 1.

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