With an aim to extend vaccination facilities to all sections of society, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to organise special vaccination booths to inoculate the street vendors, auto-rickshaw drivers, bus drivers, e-rickshaw and rickshaw drivers commencing June 14.
“CM has decided to prioritise vaccination of street vendors and those who carry a high risk of exposure to the coronavirus. With the inclusion of new categories in the vaccination drive, vaccination would pick up pace,” a senior official said, here on Wednesday.
The State Government has decided to make special arrangements for the socially and economically weaker section in its aggressive campaign against COVID-19, he said.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad, informed that special camps will be organised in all 75 districts from June 14 as a Workplace COVID Vaccination Centre. In this regard, directions have been issued to the district magistrate to appoint a nodal officer. The category includes the Driver Booth and the Street Vendor Booth. These booths will be set up in the Nagar Nigams, Nagar Palikas and Transport Department offices.
In case of driver booths two special vaccination booths will be set up at the Regional Transport Office in all the districts where at least 100 drivers (bus, taxi, auto-rickshaw and e-rickshaw drivers) will be inoculated daily.
Of these, at least 50 beneficiaries will be from the 45+ category, while the remaining 50 will belong to the 18-44 category.
The Chief Minister has also instructed the officials to ensure that all the sections of the society are covered under the target and get their doses in a hassle-free manner.