A special Covid-19 vaccination drive will be held in Gujarat for people involved in commercial activities, including shopkeepers, traders and street vendors, on July 25.
Covid-19 vaccine doses will be administered across all 1,800 vaccination centres in Gujarat on Sunday (PTI photo)
A special Covid-19 vaccination drive will be held in Gujarat for people involved in commercial activities, including shopkeepers, traders and street vendors, on July 25, said Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Thursday.
Patel, who also holds the health portfolio, said Covid-19 vaccine doses will be administered across all 1,800 vaccination centres in the state on Sunday as a “special case” and only for this category (businessmen and their staffers). As per a decision taken by the state cabinet, those engaged in commercial activities (business, trade, commerce, industry) will need to get vaccinated by July 31, the Gujarat Health Minister said.
The Centre has allocated additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Gujarat in response to the state’s request, said Nitin Patel. As of July 22, the Gujarat government has 15.18 lakh vaccine doses available. In addition to this, daily 2.5-3 lakh vaccine doses continue to arrive in the state.
In accordance with ongoing practice, the state daily covers three to four lakh people in the centralised universal Covid-19 inoculation programme; vaccination centres remain closed every Wednesday and Sunday. However, this Sunday, a special vaccination drive will be organised in order to cover the maximum number of those involved in commercial activities, for whom the current deadline of getting vaccinated is July 31.
On Thursday, Gujarat administered 5.08 lakh doses, taking the total figure so far to 3.06 crore. In the last 24 hours, the state reported 34 new Covid-19 cases with no fatality.
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