States, UTs asked to hold special Covid vaccination camps; Centre puts emphasis on second, precaution doses for Sputnik V recipients
Being implemented in a 'mission mode', this special Covid vaccination drive is part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
With over 2 lakh doses, West Delhi district has administered the highest number of precaution doses against Covid-19 till Tuesday, official data showed.
The Universal Immunisation Programme is one of the largest vaccination projects in the world aimed at protecting children and pregnant mothers from preventable diseases.
NHA chief R.S. Sharma said, "We will create one platform for the blood bank system and another for the universal immunisation programme."
The CoWIN portal already has a feature that allows one to rectify inadvertent errors in name, year of birth and gender on vaccination certificates.
While the vaccination centres were open at 8 am, teenagers were seen making beelines at several places since morning.
The eligible children will have to produce their birth certificate or Aadhaar card to get themselves registered at the vaccination centres.