Center asks states to involve local immunization messengers to speed up vaccination

New Delhi: The Center has asked states and union territories to engage local immunization ambassadors to intensify large-scale vaccination coverage with a special focus on the second dose.

In a letter to the states and union territories, the Health Ministry said that local influential people in districts and villages, who are vaccinated, can effectively motivate their peer groups. It says that trusted individuals and community leaders be identified and appointed as vaccination ambassadors.

They should be informed about the Har Ghar Dastak Abhiyan to provide necessary advice on the importance of taking both the vaccine doses and completing the immunization schedule, the letter said.

On the measures to be taken under the vaccination campaign, the ministry has suggested that the referral code on CoVin may be assigned to each ambassador. Everyone who can be vaccinated.

Recommended certificates for ambassadors who ensure full coverage.

Also suggested for IVR messaging through mobile phones in local languages ​​for those who have received the first dose and the second is due. These messages should be recorded in the voice of the ambassador of the local hero.

Organizing vaccinations at the workplace and awarding badges to fully vaccinated employees is another way to achieve the goal. Badges with vaccination messages can also be provided to employees in offices, organizations and other workplaces.

In the letter, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the Har Ghar Dastak campaign will run till November 30. The districts have to identify all the missed out beneficiaries and vaccinate them on priority basis.

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