Officials start doorstep vaccination in Chennai

Chennai: In view of the rising Covid cases in the city, officials have launched doorstep vaccination drive.

Dubbed ‘Sending hospitals to homes,’ the initiative has been launched in order to vaccinate a larger population of the city in less time.

According to a medical officer with the Greater Chennai Corporation, we target vulnerable groups and the elderly, the co-morbid who are 45 and above.

With several States experiencing a second wave of surge in Covid-19 cases, the Union Cabinet Tuesday decided to further open up the vaccination, making every person above the age of 45 years eligible for a vaccine shot from 1 April.

On Tuesday, the Centre also made changes to the Co-WIN platform and communicated to states that unlike earlier, when the second dose of the vaccine would be scheduled for Day 29, beneficiaries will have the discretion to choose the date of the second dose within the extended interval of 4-8 weeks.


NT Bureau