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Home Minister Amit Shah launches free vaccination drive in Gujarat

  • On Day 1 of his two-day visit to the state, Shah also inaugurated Vaishno Devi flyover in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday kick-started the free mega-vaccination drive for those aged above 18 in Gujarat. He is on a two-day visit to the state. Urging people to get vaccinated, he said the Centre had decided to step up the pace of inoculation in July and August.

“Citizens will be vaccinated for free,” Shah spoke during his visit to a vaccination centre at Pandit Deendayal Hall in Bodakdev in Ahmedabad. He was accompanied by mayor Kirit Parmar and senior officials of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. “Those who have already taken the first dose of the vaccine should get the second dose after the stipulated gap and secure complete protection from the infection. Efforts are being made to increase the pace of vaccination in July-August. The mega-vaccination drive will play a major role in dealing with a likely third wave of the pandemic,” Shah added.

With the launch of the drive, those in the age group of 18-44 can now avail of on-the-spot registration for vaccination. They will no longer need to get online registration done in advance.

Shah also inaugurated the newly built flyover over Vaishno Devi circle on SG Highway in Ahmedabad. The flyover connects Ahmedabad with Gandhinagar and is aimed at easing traffic congestion on SG Highway.

Later, Amit Shah inaugurated the railway overbridge on Pansar-Chhatral road at a cost of Rs 34.92 crore and the APMC in Kalol, built at a cost of Rs 2 crore.


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