Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged healthcare workers to conduct door-to-door vaccination in places where the residents are not fully inoculated against the coronavirus.

He also advised districts that have low Covid-19 vaccination rates to find innovative methods to boost the immunisation drive.

The prime minister made the statement at a review meeting with the officials of over 40 districts where less than 50% of the adult population has received one shot of the coronavirus vaccine or have very low second-dose vaccination coverage. The 40 districts are spread across Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Meghalaya, among other states.

At the meeting, officials informed Modi about the problems they have faced in their districts that had led to low vaccination coverage. These included rumours resulting in vaccine hesitancy and challenges due to difficult terrain and prevailing weather conditions in recent months, a statement from the prime minister’s office said.

The prime minister asked the officials to develop micro strategies, learning from their experience. He suggested forming a team of 20-25 people for developing these strategies.

On door-to-door vaccination, the prime minister said to focus equally on people who are unvaccinated as well as those who have…

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