In encouraging eligible residents of Ri-Bhoi to get vaccinated against Covid-19, the district administration began a ‘Special Vaccination Campaign’ by adopting an election mode.
This means that zonal and sector officers, along with government employees, are available at all polling stations to encourage vaccination.
The two-day mass vaccination drive started in polling stations of Umling block, to be followed by Jirang block on December 9 and 10, Umsning block on December 13 and 14 and Bhoirymbong block on December 16 and 17.
Less than 60 percent of the population of Ri-Bhoi have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19, with numbers dropping as the pandemic ebbs; there are currently only five active coronavirus cases in the entire district.
The election mode vaccination drive has already seen some measurable success, according to district officials, as Ri-Bhoi has made up around half of the 7,500 jabs administered around the state today.