Lucknow, May 24 : The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, has decided to set up special booths to vaccinate parents in every district.
The chief minister has directed officials that a proper action plan should be prepared in this regard. Special guardian booths should be set up in every district. Parents, especially those who have small children, should be contacted and invited for vaccination.
This will be run as a campaign. It is being done after reports said that the third wave of the pandemic would be a major threat to children.
“Since parents remain in close proximity with children, it is necessary to get them vaccinated before the third wave sets in so that the children can be in a safe environment,” said a government spokesman.
At present, vaccination is being given to people in the age group of 18 to 44 in 23 districts of the state.
From June 1, people in the age group of 18 to 44 will be vaccinated in all districts. The chief minister said that 10.50 lakh people in the age group of 18 to 44 have been vaccinated in the state.
He said that all necessary steps are being taken by the state government to cover all the people with vaccine cover.
Global tender has been issued for the supply of vaccines. It should be an effort that more and more vaccine manufacturing companies become partners in it.