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Bikaner to start door-to-door vaccination

Bikaner to start door-to-door vaccination

Several state governments decided to provide door-to-door vaccination against COVID-19 to avoid the crowd at vaccination centres and thereby the transmission of the coronavirus. Rajasthan is one among them.

The state government decided to start a door-to-door vaccination drive in Bikaner from today, and the city becomes the first to initiate such a process.

While Mumbai was supposed to start a doorstep vaccination drive and become the first city to conduct such a drive, it did not initiate the process. Meanwhile, the Rajasthan government made all arrangements for it.

People aged above 45 years will be inoculated under this drive. The state government launched a helpline for this vaccination drive. Registration is mandatory and those who want to get vaccinated should register on this number.

Also, a minimum number of registrations is essential for the doorstep vaccination drive. At least 10 people have to register for vaccination and only after that, the doorstep service will be offered. The minimum number of registrations is to avoid vaccine wastage.

The vaccine van will move from one place to another place after the completion of the vaccination. But, a medical team will stay with the vaccinated people for some time to observe them.

So far, around 3.7 lakh people have been vaccinated in Bikaner. Officials hope the number will be increased with the doorstep vaccination service. The government aims to provide vaccines to at least 75 per cent of people aged above 45 years. As the vaccine is offered at home, many people will come forward to get vaccinated, and thus, the vaccination drive will be effective.

Mobile camps also set up at public places to conduct the vaccination drive in Bikaner. Nearly 65,000 people received the vaccines in just three days.

Earlier, the Bombay High Court asked the central government whether a doorstep vaccination can be offered to senior citizens and specially-abled people. However, the Centre denied it, saying it was not possible due to some constraints.

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