Telangana Govt Begins Special COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Students Going Abroad

Telangana Govt Begins Special COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Students Going Abroad Centre has placed fresh orders to procure 44 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines. (Source: PTI File)

Hyderabad: The Telangana Government started a special new coronavirus vaccination drive on Saturday for students in the state who have to go abroad for their studies.

This special COVID-19 vaccination drive, that mainly focuses on students who will be leaving for foreign countries for their educational reasons in the next two months, is being currently held under the supervision of the Institute of Preventive Medicine in Hyderabad.

Students who want to get vaccinated need to bring their passport, student visa, official admission letter given by the respective university with them to the COVID vaccination centres.

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“A special drive has been initiated by the Government of Telangana to vaccinate the students who are about to leave for studies abroad. The eligible students can register themselves in the special website that has been started two days back,” Director of Institute of Preventive Medicine Dr Shankar told ANI.

“On the first day, 350 slots have been given for students to get themselves vaccinated. The students are being administered Covishield as Covaxin is not recognised in several countries,” the director said.

On June 3, in an attempt to vaccinate all vulnerable groups against coronavirus, the Telangana government also had began a special COVID-19 vaccination drive for cab and auto drivers.

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In this special category, a total of five COVID-19 vaccination centres have been setup within the limits of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) with the goal to administer vaccines to 1000 beneficiaries everyday

The GHMC will also run the special drive for the nest 12 days, according to the requirement.

India’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tally

India on Saturday (June 5) crossed the 22.7 crore figure in vaccination doses across the country according to the date of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A total of 22,78,60,317 vaccine doses have been administered till 7 am on June 5. Out the this, 36,50,080 doses were given in the last 24 hours alone.

The liberalised and accelerated phase-3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination has come into force from May 1, 2021 after which everyone above the age of 18 was eligible to receive a vaccine shot.

Out of the total doses administered on June 4, 33,74,640 were first dose beneficiaries while 2,75,440 were second dose beneficiaries.

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