A nationwide vaccination campaign to control coronavirus infection is starting on Saturday. Although the program was announced earlier, two changes have already been made. Although the target of vaccinating one crore people was initially announced, it has been reduced by more than two-thirds to 3.2 million.
This mass immunization program is being started with the predominance of the elderly, women, the physically challenged and the people in remote areas across the country. Vaccination campaign will be started in all Union Parishads, Municipalities and City Corporation areas of the country.
Earlier, when the mass immunization program was announced, it was announced that the target was to vaccinate one crore people. However, at present that number has been reduced to 32 lakhs. In addition, it was said earlier that people above the age of 18 will be brought under vaccination.
Under this program, 32,706 vaccinators and 48,459 volunteers will be vaccinated in 4,600 unions, 1,054 municipalities and 433 wards of city corporation areas across the country.
The vaccination program will be held in the city corporation area from August 8 to August 9 and in the excluded wards of the union and municipality on August 8 and 9. Vaccination activities will continue on August 7 and 9 in remote areas.
Note that in December 2019, the first coronavirus patient was identified in Wuhan, China. Then on March 11 last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Corona a ‘global epidemic’.
Earlier, on January 20 of the same year, the agency declared a state of emergency around the world. So far, coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread to 218 countries and regions of the world.