As of now, 4,97,126 doses of the vaccine have been administered to citizens across the state.
In a bid to amplify the vaccination program, the Goa government has announced that on-spot registrations will commence soon at inoculation centres across the state. As a part of this initiative, individuals in the 18-44 age group will be given the opportunity of on-spot registrations. Declaring this decision, the CM mentioned that immunity booster jabs will be given to lactating mothers, on priority. It is to be noted that lactating mothers have been allowed to take jabs through a recent central body advisory.
Tika Utsav for 45+ individuals begins in Goa today
"The expert committee has recommended and the government has agreed to have spot registration for vaccination of lactating mothers, whose children are less than two years old and those who are between the 18-44 years age group and those with comorbid conditions," the CM said. Further, Goa is also witnessing Tika Utsav 2.0, in an attempt to vaccinate the 40% remaining population in the age group over 45.
In the Tika Utsav program that begins today, citizens over 45 will be able to avail themselves of their first doses. The CM envisions inoculating 90-100% of the population above 45 so that the drives can be focused on the 18+ category now. Further, it has been said that the second dose will be administered only after 84 days from the day that the first dose was given.
2nd batch of 36,000 doses to arrive in Goa in the first week of June
Informing about the stocks of vaccine doses, the CM stated that the state has 6,000 units of the lifesaving jab. He affirmed that a batch of 36,000 doses will arrive in Goa in the first week of June. In addition to this, the Goa government has also requested the central government to offer some of its doses on loan for the 45+ citizens. It has been stated that immunisation schedules will be started for priority groups aged between 18 and 45 after a week.
- With inputs from IANS