A review meeting regarding the COVID vaccination drive was held today with all the districts under the chairmanship of Mission Director National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh, Dr. Nipun Jindal.
All the districts were informed that 25th February 2021 will be the last date of the mop up round for the vaccination of Health Care Workers (HCWs). District wise coverage was also shared with the districts. All the Chief Medical Officers were directed to prepare the list of all such Health Care Workers who are registered on CoWIN portal, but have not been vaccinated for first dose till date. Districts have been directed to create sessions for all such left out beneficiaries as per requirement to ensure maximum coverage of Health Care Workers. All the CMOs were further directed to analyse and review their block wise coverage to assess the left-out beneficiaries and to further direct their Block Medical Officers to arrange sessions in all the blocks. It was also reiterated to utilize all available channels of communication to reach out the left out beneficiaries.
Dr. Nipun Jindal further informed that this will be the last chance for all HCWs to get the first dose of COVID vaccine. He appealed to all registered but not vaccinated health care workers for reporting to their nearest session site on 25th February for getting vaccinated irrespective of receiving SMS for the session scheduling. Such beneficiaries will be scheduled on-site.
He further informed that till now more than 78 percent of registered Health Care Workers have been vaccinated in the State. So far only 0.5 percent AEFI cases have been reported, of which only one needed hospitalization. He further appealed to the beneficiaries to ignore any rumors and come forward to get themselves vaccinated as the vaccine is completely safe.
Dr. Jindal also informed that Himachal Pradesh is the leading state in the country in 2nd dose coverage of Health Care Workers, achieving more than 91 percent of the expected target.
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