Pune: COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign launched
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Pune: COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign launched

Under this campaign, 16 specially fabricated vans will travel across 36 districts of Maharashtra

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Sunday flagged off a mobile exhibition awareness campaign on COVID-19 vaccination and Atmanirbhar Bharat in Pune.

Under this campaign, 16 specially fabricated vans will travel across 36 districts of Maharashtra to spread awareness among people. The campaign has been designed and implemented by the Regional Outreach Bureau, Pune of Ministry of I&B in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the IEC Division of the Maharashtra Health Department. The vans will also display messages through LED screens and these vans will be live tracked through GPS.

Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar said "Whole world is fighting Coronavirus. However even with population of 130 crore India has managed to keep its losses lesser than Latin america, Europe or America."

"India’s vaccine roll out has begun. Ever since the launch of COVID vaccination programme, more than 50 lakh health and frontline workers have been vaccinated in the country. After frontline health workers, people who are over 50 years of age will be vaccinated and thereafter whole population will be vaccinated," he added.

He further said that the Mobile Exhibition Vans will travel 80-100 kms every day to create awareness about vaccination program. The campaign intends to take message of vaccination plan and COVID appropriate behaviour to the last mile in Maharashtra.

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