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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Launches Free Vaccination Campaign for 18-44 Year Olds | India News


RANCHI: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday launched a free vaccination campaign for people in the 18-44 age group in the state and called on citizens to get vaccinated to help the government contain the spread. of Covid-19.
More than 1.57 million million people in the state are in the 18 to 44 age group.
The state government was unable to implement the vaccination campaign for these people as of May 1, as it was facing a vaccine shortage.
“After a long wait, we are launching the vaccination campaign for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years. We are giving them the vaccines for free. I call on the citizens to come forward and take the vaccines. to protect themselves and their families, “Soren said.
He also urged people to join the vaccination campaign and help the government break the chain of coronavirus infection in the state.
The government started the inoculation campaign with a reserve of 6.48 lakh vaccine doses, an official said.
“Around 30,000 people in the 18-44 age group have already registered their names for vaccination. There is a lot of enthusiasm for the immunization process among the people of the cities, while the inhabitants of the rural areas have a reserve for it.
“The government is doing everything possible to make people aware of the benefits of vaccines,” the official said.
In addition to soliciting people through various campaigns, the government has been promoting awareness campaigns in tribal languages.
The government has allocated 1.34 lakh doses of ‘Covaxin’ and 1 lakh vials of ‘Covishield’ for the state capital, Ranchi, which has witnessed the peak number of new cases and deaths in recent weeks, he said.
According to the official, the government also allocated 39,910 doses for Dumka, 39,730 for Palamu and 32,340 for Giridih.
An order for 50 lakh of vaccine doses has already been placed, he said.
Currently, the first dose of the vaccine has been administered to more than 27.76 lakhs of people, including frontline workers and those over 45, while more than 6.39 lakhs of citizens received the second injection. .
Meanwhile, the Covid-19 count in the state jumped to 3,06,248 with 4,991 new cases, while the death toll reached 4,290 as 108 more people succumbed to the disease.
In total, 75,84,831 samples have been tested in Jharkhand for Covid-19 so far.
The prime minister said the state is doing everything it can to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, without affecting the provision of essential services.
The government has extended lockdown restrictions with strict provisions, including a mandatory seven-day quarantine for people visiting the state, until May 27.
Inter- and intra-state bus operations have been suspended, while private vehicle owners must obtain electronic passes.
The government restricted the maximum number of wedding attendants to 11 with the provision that marriages can be performed at home or in court.
The organization of any ceremony during weddings is also prohibited in the state.
The state has already banned all indoor and outdoor gatherings of more than five people.
Educational institutes and training centers have been kept closed and all exams have been postponed. Movie theaters, multiplex cinemas, stadiums, gyms, swimming pools and parks, among others, have also been closed in the state.

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