Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today directed the officials concerned to prioritise the vaccination of school workers and teachers in the state.
Speaking at a review meeting on the status of the pandemic, he also told the officials to carry out the immunisation drive at the village level, claiming that if the drive was carried out at a village-wise level, it could be carried out in a systematic and efficient way which would lower the chances of "vaccine wastage".
Further, Jagan asked the officials to prepare an action plan for a vaccination drive for those aged between 18 to 44 years, and said that the immunisation of employees and staff whose jobs involve public interactions be prioritised.
In order to hasten the vaccination process, the CM then instructed the officials to make all the data related to people's Aarogyasri health cards available through a QR code format so that the scanning of the codes could furnish all the details of the beneficiaries.
"Link Aarogyasri cards with Aadhar cards. Also, appoint adequate workers from village clinics to the teaching hospitals of the state. It might be beneficial to form district-wise units for such appointments," he added.
The preparations for increased vaccination in AP have been started after the CM had asked the officials of the state's education department to reopen schools from August 16
at a meeting last month.