Assam to Start Door-to-Door campaign for vaccination drive

The Assam government will start door-to-door campaign between November 22 and 27 to ensure 100% coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine doses.

The state has so far vaccinated maximum numbers of people and in terms of first dose coverage, the state’s figures of 79% correspond to the national coverage.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while speaking to reporters at New Delhi said that a special drive will be conducted across all 42,000 polling booths in the state between November 22 and 27. The healthcare workers will visit each household to inoculate those left behind, he said.

The chief minister further stated that the vaccination will be carried out on November 22 and 23 after which the entire paperwork will be done. By November 29 the certificates will be issued by a gazetted officer on the first dose coverage and in the next three months a similar drive will be carried out for the second dose as well.

The legislators and the chief minister will be assigned districts where they will visit polling booths as part of the vaccination drive.

“I will be visiting one of the polling booths, all the other MLAs will also be assigned districts in constituencies other than the one which they represent,” the CM informed.

On whether the government has come across cases of vaccine hesitancy, the chief minister said more or less all communities have been forthcoming, only some pregnant women have shown reluctance to take the jab. The authorities have already cleared pregnant women for getting the jab.

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