Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the third wave of Covid-19 is on the way, we should not be afraid of it, we have to fight it. Vaccination gives us protection. The first dose of vaccine has been administered to 95 percent of the eligible population of the state and the second dose to 92 percent of the people. The target of the state government is to immunize all the children of 15 to 18 years of the state by January 20 and provide them with a protection cycle.
Chouhan was launching the vaccination mega campaign of 15 to 18 years old children at the state level at Government Subhash Higher Secondary School of Excellence, Bhopal. Chouhan extended New Year greetings to all the students.
Chouhan while expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and scientists said that so far more than 140 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the country. Today, the campaign to vaccinate children of 15 to 18 years is starting. For immunization of children of this age group, 8,667 centres have been set up. Providing safety to children is our top priority. We have to face the situations ahead with courage and understanding. Doctors and scientists of the world believe that the mask provides up to 90 percent protection from the virus. Vaccination is the effective protection cycle. Therefore, it is necessary that every person eligible for vaccination should get vaccinated, wear a mask and follow corona appropriate behaviour.
The Chief Minister said that economic activities and education of children cannot be stopped. School and commercial activities will continue as normal in the state. Therefore, it is necessary that we make it a habit of our life to wear masks and follow all the precautions and continue with our studies and normal activities of life.
Chouhan appealed to the students to get themselves vaccinated and ensure vaccination of all eligible persons in their families and relatives. Former Pro-tem Speaker and MLA Rameshwar Sharma and MLA Krishna Gaur were present in this state level programme.
Chouhan oversaw the arrangements made at Subhash School, discussed with the students and also took selfies with the students at the selfie point at the centre.