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Goa's Tika Utsav 1.2 focused on the second dose of COVID vaccine, starts today!

With the purpose of scaling up the state's collective immunity against the deadly COVID-19, the Goa government will now float Tika Utsav 1.2, from 5 July. The focal point of this drive is set at injecting the second dose of vaccine to those who have completed 84 days, since the first shot.

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Tika Utsav 3.0 to commence in Goa with focus on vaccination of the rural population

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.

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Priority vaccination in Goa for students, Olympic participants & job seekers travelling abroad

Goa is boosting immunisation against COVID among the youth, by opening the doors of almost 83 vaccination centres for the 18-44 age group. As per the latest announcement by the Chief Minister of Goa, a fresh set of relaxation has been issued which is in sync with the guidelines of the Government of India. These relaxations allow the inoculation drive to give priority to individuals (18-44 age group) who are leaving for abroad, to get vaccinated at the earliest.

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Goa speeds up vaccination drive as it aims to inoculate all citizens above 18 by July-end

On Friday, the Chief Minister of Goa encouraged eligible beneficiaries to get inoculated at the earliest, as the government is planning to vaccinate all citizens in the age group of 18-44 by 30 July. If Goa is able to achieve 100% vaccination by its target date, then it shall become the first state in India to have achieved this landmark.

Hence, in a bid to quicken the vaccination process, the state has prioritised phase-wise immunisation, so that the maximum number of people can benefit with the least amount of disarray caused.

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Taxi drivers & seafarers to be inoculated under the category of frontline workers in Goa

While extensive inoculation drives for citizens above 18 are being witnessed across different parts of the nation, Goa's vaccination program for 45+ individuals has been hit by a low rate of footfalls. In light of this, the state administration is now trying to augment the scope of immunisation through the inclusion of seafarers, motorcycle pilots and taxi drivers, in the category of frontline workers. Reports state a large count of beneficiaries will be benefitted from this latest decision.

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