A vaccination camp was organised for empowering sex workers at Sonagachi in Kolkata on Monday.
It was conducted by the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, in association with Kolkata Municipal Corporation where around 300
sex workers have been vaccinated.
The vaccination program for sex workers in the age group of 18-60 has been conducted, in Sonagachi. The drive will continue for the next two days. It was important for sex workers to have such a set-up where they could get themselves vaccinated as they come in
contact with many people.
The committee are getting all sex workers vaccinated and arranging vaccination for those who have documents and those who don't. The committee also appealed to sex workers to use sanitizers, wear masks and get vaccinated to avoid the spread of this Coronavirus.
About 7,000 sex workers live in Sonagachi and it is important to get all of them vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccination drive took place at Urban Primary Healthcare Centre in Masjid Bari Street in Kolkata. Several workers were seen lined up to get themselves jabbed.