The ‘cluster approach’ and door-to-door visit statewide Covid vaccination campaign has resulted in a significant hike of around 5 per cent in the second dose coverage across Uttar Pradesh.
While more than 77 per cent of the adult population has received at least the first dose of Covid vaccine, over 35 per cent have been covered with both doses.
Keeping in mind the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, the state government is committed to providing vaccine shields to the people of the state at the earliest. In wake of the emerging situation, work is being undertaken under a special strategy to expedite the vaccination campaign in rural areas with the cluster approach and ‘har ghar dastak’ strategy.
So far the state has administered 16.66 crore doses of Covid vaccine with around 11.40 people being covered with the first dose and over 5.26 crore being fully vaccinated in the state.
Uttar Pradesh has played an important role in the pan-India vaccination campaign with its wide coverage of the population under the vaccine umbrella. From the very beginning, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has laid special emphasis on the vaccination campaign, underlining it as a strong weapon in dealing with the novel coronavirus epidemic.
The sustained availability of vaccines and accurate strategy, mainly the Cluster Model 2.0 being adopted by the state government, along with the hard work of the health workers is behind this achievement.
"Teams are going from village to village in Uttar Pradesh and giving call slips (containing information of place and date of vaccination) to the people. Before the arrival of the vaccination team in a cluster, the cluster mobilisation teams are clearing out the misconceptions related to the Covid vaccine among the people and motivating them to get vaccinated. Two quick response teams have been activated to manage any adverse events during vaccination in the cluster," the government spokesman said.