In the wake of a sharp rise of COVID cases, the Jagan-led Andhra Pradesh government is reportedly planning to make a sensational change to meet the increasing demand to meet vaccination demand. In a view to accelerating the vaccination drive, the COVID-19 vaccine available at the village and ward secretariat level.
Sources confirmed that the officials are ready with an action plan to conduct vaccination drives at the secretariats, apart from the vaccine session sites that are vaccinating the citizen. The plan is likely to be implemented in the coming two days.
“From 48 hours before the scheduled vaccination time, the secretariat and health staff will explain everything about the vaccine to beneficiaries by sharing information, giving out pamphlets etc. Beneficiaries will be mobilised by volunteers,” said Dr Srihari, Joint Director of Andhra Pradesh Immunisation Program.
It can be noted that the plan was implemented on a pilot basis on Saturday in four centres of two districts in Krishna district. Vaccination will henceforth be conducted at village secretariats, which will act as satellite CVCs (COVID-19 Vaccination Centres) of the nearby PHC (Primary Health Centres), according to the COVID instant order. The main motto of the step taken is to provide fast access to the vaccine to people especially handicapped and old aged.