UP Govt To Adopt Cluster 2.0 Model To Ramp Up Vaccination In Rural AreasUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

To further accelerate vaccination and improve the second dose coverage in the state, the Yogi Adityanath government has announced adoption of the 'Cluster Model 2.0' from 1 November, reports India Today.

It should be noted that Uttar Pradesh has administered a total of 12.54 crore jabs, including 2.95 crore second doses. The state has an eligible population of 15.5 crore.

Additional chief secretary (ACS), health, Amit Mohan Prasad said, "In addition to the current strategy, efforts are required to achieve the desired target. Giving priority to full vaccination, the work of applying the second dose using the cluster model 2.0 should be done in those villages/localities where the first dose was successfully administered through the cluster model."

Through the cluster model, villages will be divided into categories based on their vaccination status and those villages which have completed both doses will be called 'Covid Safe Villages.'

Based on vaccination assessment by lekhpals, all villages will be divided into three categories -- those with 95 per cent or more first dose vaccination, 80-95 per cent first dose vaccination, and less than 80 per cent first dose vaccination.

On the basis of this list, vaccination will be prioritised.

The state now has 20 per cent of its eligible adult population fully vaccinated while 65 per cent have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

With IANS Inputs

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