After the success registered during the first two Tika Utsavs in Goa, the Chief Minister has encouraged the officials to conduct its third edition. Tika Utsav 3.0 will be launched in the rural parts of the state and will be especially for individuals falling in the 18-44 age group. With the cooperation of the masses, it is expected that this walk-in vaccination will help in immunizing the majority of the population against Covid.
To be operational at gram panchayat level
Government to organize Tika Utsav for 18-44 age group at Panchayat Level: CM @DrPramodPSawant https://t.co/oXQ0gxey3W— CMO Goa (@CMO Goa)1623228557.0
Enabling walk-in vaccination facility for the age group of 18-44, the Goa government will soon launch Tika Utsav 3.0 in its rural areas. The apex authorities informed today that the third edition of this festival will operate on the gram panchayat level and for this drive to be successful, efforts have already been put in motion.
Tika Utsav was first launched on a pan-India scale in April this year and the first two editions of this vaccination drive conducted in Goa received an enthusiastic response. With the third edition, it is expected that everyone will be inoculated as the public representatives, like MLAs and sarpanchs, have been creating awareness for this cause.
Priority vaccination to boost immunisation commenced today
In an attempt to boost immunisation against Covid amid the youth, the Goa government has prioritised the inoculation of students, job-seekers and Olympic participants who will be leaving for abroad. This move has been enforced from today, before Tika Utsav 3.0, in order to maintain a phase-wise vaccination strategy that ensures that no group is left out.