Health Ministry asks four States to vaccinate priority groups in districts with fresh Covid-19 outbreak

Health Ministry asks four States to vaccinate priority groups in districts with fresh Covid-19 outbreak

Health Ministry on Tuesday wrote to health secretaries of four States and one Union Territory – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir – urging them to take necessary measures to get health care workers and front line workers vaccinated in those districts which are witnessing a rising trend in Covid-19 cases. In separate letters written to those in charge of Health and Family Welfare Departments in these States and UT, Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary in the Union Health Ministry said National Expert Group on Vaccination against Covid-19 recommended priority vaccination of health care workers and frontline workers as they are most susceptible to Covid-19 infection by virtue of their work.

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