Day by day the corona cases are increasing with a boom in India and abroad. Now when all are facing the threat of increasing Omicron variant of corona these days now the central government and all the state governments are working in order to tackle the increasing cases and to avoid the boom of cases that India may observe if we do not follow the protocols properly.
Going with the same strategy of saving the life of people from Covid even to save from getting infected Uttar Pradesh government has launched its campaign. According to sources, soon children and adolescents above 12 years of age will be vaccinated with anti-coronavirus vaccine in Uttar Pradesh. Sick, handicapped children will be vaccinated first on priority basis as they are more prone to get infected. The state government has given approval to the people below the age of 12 to 18 years to get the Zycov-D vaccine. This vaccine drive will be implemented in 11 districts including Gorakhpur of the state.
The danger of a third wave is increasing in the country. Corona cases are increasing in some provinces including Maharashtra. There are more than 19 lakh children and adolescents in the district from zero to below 18 years of age. The most at risk are adolescents and children between the ages of two and 18 years who play outside the home.
The vaccination of adults in the district is going on from 16 January 2021. The third phase of this vaccination will be completed by December 31. The Health Department has got the target of administering the first dose of the vaccine to 35 lakh people. So far, about 25 lakh 52 thousand people have received the first dose of the vaccine, while 15 lakh people have received both the doses.
The Health Department has recently approved Zycov-D, an injection to protect against corona made by Zydus and Cadila. This vaccine can be given to children between the ages of 12 and below 18 years. A child will take three doses of this vaccine. For this, identification of sick, disabled and helpless children will be started.