In the first week of January, when the Government of India announced its decision to vaccinate the frontline workers and elderly with the precautionary or the booster dose of Covid vaccine as well as vaccinate all children in the 15-18 years age group, Asha intensified its efforts. With the collaboration with the Government’s Immunisation department, Asha is organizing vaccination camps in all slum communities, whether at its resource centers or in parks where Asha does not have a center. Everywhere, the vaccination camps are receiving overwhelming response.
During this drive, Asha also ensured that vaccination is given at home to all slum dwellers like Mallika, a 90-year-old from Kanak Durga Colony, who are bedridden, elderly, and are unable to come to the vaccination place. Another highlight was Asha’s nurses participated in the vaccination campaign in the slum communities after receiving on-the-job training.
With Asha‘s relentless efforts to promote aggressive vaccination through awareness and counseling, vaccine hesitancy has come down in Asha’s slum communities. More than 98% of the eligible population in the age group of 18 years and above across Asha slum communities has been vaccinated with both doses of the covid vaccine.
Asha would like to wholeheartedly thank the Immunisation team of the Government of Delhi- Dr Harsh, Mr Vysakh (New Delhi/ West Zone), Dr Saurabh (South East Zone), Dr Piyush, and Dr Aditya (East Zone) and the Asha team as well the corona warriors for their commitment, support, and cooperation in their efforts towards vaccination of Asha’s slum community in Delhi.