Madhya Pradesh: The Madhya Pradesh government has announced that, after administering seven crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, it will begin a special inoculation drive on November 15 by holding vaccination and testing camps at public events, with the goal of covering the entire eligible population by the end of the year.
In August and September, the state government held massive vaccination drives. The government also intends to call people who have already received their first vaccine dose to remind them to get the second one. "A special drive will begin on November 15 for those who have not yet received their first or second vaccinations in order to meet the total vaccination target by December 31," Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said at a meeting to review the state's coronavirus situation at his residence on Friday evening. In the coming days, he directed officials to hold COVID-19 vaccination and testing camps during public events.
Despite the fact that the pandemic situation in the state is under control, Chouhan believes a public awareness campaign should be conducted. The chief minister also ordered authorities to continue focusing on COVID-19 testing, particularly in Bhopal and Indore, the pandemic's worst-affected cities. According to officials, the state conducts an average of 58,000 coronavirus tests per day. Officials said that 4.98 crore people received the first dose of vaccines, while 2 crore people received both shots. They added that 91 percent of the state's population received the first dose, while only 36 percent received both shots.