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“Door-To-Door Vaccination, Focus On 2nd Dose,” PM Tells Officials


'Door-To-Door Vaccination, Focus On 2nd Dose,' PM Tells Officials

PM Modi held a review meeting with districts having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Covid vaccines should now be taken door-to-door and there should be equal focus on the second dose. This, he said, is “because whenever the cases of infection start decreasing, sometimes the feeling of urgency decreases”.

“Till now all of you have made arrangements for taking people to the vaccination centers. Now vaccines should be taken to every door, there should be door-to-door vaccine… with this passion you have to reach every house,” PM Modi said at a virtual meeting of Chief Ministers and officials of states where the vaccine penetration is low.

Magistrates of more than over 40 districts across Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and other states that have low vaccination coverage were at the meeting. “Chief Ministers of these states also present on the occasion,” sources said.

“Under the free vaccine campaign, we have administered about 2.5 crore vaccine doses in a day. It shows our capacity,” he said.

Now the motto is ‘Every home vaccine, door-to-door vaccine’. We have to reach every house with this spirit, the Prime Minister said.

“We have to focus on every village, every town. If you have to make a different strategy for each village, do it… you can form teams of 25 people. You can also take help of NCC (National Cadet Corps) and NSS (National Service Scheme). We have to make more and more people aware,” he added.