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Karnataka: Venkaiah Naidu launches Vaccinate India Programme in Bengaluru

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has launched the Vaccinate India Programme in Bengaluru today. The programme is organised by the Planning, Programme Implementation and Statistics department along with Sustainable Goals centre and Give India Foundation. It aims at educating the masses about the necessity to vaccinate and clear misconceptions. Speaking on the occasion, the Vice President said that vaccine is the most effective shield against Covid 19.

Speaking about vaccine hesitancy in some quarters, the Vice President said that it is necessary to educate and create awareness about the safety and importance of getting vaccinated especially among those harbouring doubts. Though recovery rate has improved and the number of infections has substantially declined, the Vice President stressed that there is obsolutely no room for complacency and we cannot lower out guard.

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The event was held in Raj Bhavan today in the presence of Governor Thawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai, Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar and Member of Parliament P C Mohan. The Vaccinate India programme aims at educating masses on the importance of vaccination, removing misconception and laying emphasis on following Covid protocol to mitigate the pandemic.

The Vice President launched the programme by symbolically inoculating two women. Speaking during the launch event today, the Chief Minister said that the deprived sections of the society must be given the vaccine first. He called upon the private sector and philanthropists to come forward to organise vaccination camps for such persons.

He informed that every day around four lakh persons are being vaccinated now in the state and in September the goal is to vaccinate five lakh persons everyday. He said that the state is expected to receive 1.5 crore doses of vaccine soon from the Central Government.

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