Cluster Model 2.0 to boost second dose coverage in Uttar Pradesh, Over 12.54 cr doses administered in the state so far

The state-wide launch of the cluster model earlier in June for the Covid-19 vaccination drive made the task easy, equitable, and seamless, eliminating crucial roadblocks like transport and the digital divide.

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Published on 24 Oct 2021 10:06 AM GMT

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Lucknow, After successfully administering the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to over 65 percent of the total eligible population, the Uttar Pradesh government will now adopt the 'Cluster Model 2.0' to improve the second dose coverage in the state.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad ordered the health officials, "In addition to the current strategy, additional efforts are required to achieve the desired target. Giving priority to the 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."

The state-wide launch of the cluster model earlier in June for the Covid-19 vaccination drive made the task easy, equitable, and seamless, eliminating crucial roadblocks like transport and the digital divide.

Ensuring that no section is left under this massive vaccination campaign, the UP government has instructed the officials to cover each and everyone in getting their second doses in a hassle-free manner.

By the cluster strategy, till October 24, 2021, about 65 percent of the beneficiaries in the state have been covered with the first dose and 20 percent of the beneficiaries with the second dose. The state has contributed 12.54 crore doses in achieving the target of 100 crore Covid-19 vaccinations by India.

Under the Cluster Model 2.0, action will be ensured as follows:

- In all the revenue villages of the district, the coverage of the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine should be assessed by the Lekhpals. This will be an independent assessment that will provide reliable data.

-Based on the assessment, all the villages will be divided into three categories - (a) villages with 95 percent or more first dose vaccination (b) 80 to 95 percent first dose vaccination (c) Less than 80 percent of first dose vaccination.

- On the basis of this list, the work of vaccination will be prioritised. Villages with more than 95 percent and 80-95 percent immunization will be saturated on priority. In this way, when a gram panchayat is saturated, the said village should be given the name of "first dose saturated village" and the village head should be honored there. The village which completes both the doses should be named 'COVID safe village.'

- The low achiever villages (category-C) should be saturated at the earliest with the inter-departmental coordination of Panchayati Raj, Education, ICDS, Village Development departments, and under the leadership of Gram Pradhans.

- At the block level, the village category a and b should be priortised for formulating the Cluster 2.0 approach with the help of partner organisations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP among others. For this, arrangements like split session, Flexi timing, near to home, CVC should be made.

- Mobilization team constituting of Gram Pradhan, ASHA and Anganwadi workers, will visit the area on vaccination day, marking the missing beneficiaries, and will motivate them to get vaccinated.

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