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Centre to provide 2 cr additional Vaccine Doses to immunize school teachers across country on priority basis

Centre will provide two crore additional Vaccine Doses in the last week of this month to immunize school teachers across the country on a priority basis. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting with all States and Union Territories. He said, States and UTs may use Unified District Information System of Education data and co-ordinate with State Education Departments, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan. This will provide necessary fillip to this vaccination programme.

During the meeting, the progress of COVID-19 vaccination was reviewed and States were advised to focus on enhancing second dose coverage as well as immunization of school teachers and staff. States were apprised on prompt utilization of Emergency COVID Response Package funds. They were also advised to ensure compliance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour and other precautionary measures ahead of the upcoming festival season. He cited the example of Kerala where a visible rise of cases has been registered over the past week post-Onam.

Mr Bhushan stressed on having a definite district-level plan to increase coverage of second dose. The States were requested to identify districts whose vaccine coverage is lower than the State average and monitor as well as enhance progress of vaccination in these districts. The policy of maintaining adequate buffer stock of medicines used in treating COVID-19 was also reviewed during the meeting.

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