How Indian States Are Preparing for Vaccine Roll Out From 16 Jan

Here’s how states are preparing for the exercise, including identifying vaccination sites.

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A health worker shows the ‘Covishield’ after the arrival of the first batch of the vaccines from the Serum Institute of India at the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.
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As India is gearing up for the vaccine roll out 16 January onward, several states across the country have started receiving doses of 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.

The vaccines – Oxford University's 'Covishield' and Bharat Biotech's ‘Covaxin’ – received emergency use approval from the government, earlier this year. Both are two-dose vaccines, which will have to be administered at a gap of 28 days.

Here's how states are preparing for the exercise, including identifying the vaccination sites and registration of healthcare and other frontline workers.

DELHI

  • At least 89 sites have been finalised to roll out vaccines in the national capital.
  • All these will be hospitals. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said 40 government and 49 private hospitals have been chosen.
  • Three lakh healthcare workers and six lakh frontline workers, including teachers, the police and civil defence personnel, will be vaccinated in Delhi.

KARNATAKA

  • Karnataka has two vaccines storage facilities in Bengaluru and Belagavi, and five regional storage centres at Chitradurga, Kalburgi, Dakshina Kannada, Mysuru and Bagalakote.
  • Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that he will be the first person to get vaccinated to boost public morale, if the Centre allows him to take it.

MAHARASHTRA

  • The state government has trained 18,000 vaccinators and set up 4,200 sites.
  • Around 3,145 cold chain systems have also been set up to vaccinate over 3 crore population people in three phases till August this year.

RAJASTHAN

  • Around 4.5 lakh healthcare workers are expected to be vaccinated in the state in the first phase, the government said.
  • Over 5,600 medical professionals have been trained to provide vaccination.
  • 3,689 medical institutions in the government sector and 2,969 medical institutions in the private sector have been identified for the vaccination programme.

ANDHRA PRADESH

  • In the first phase, around 3.6 lakh healthcare workers will be vaccinated in the state.
  • 1,940 sites will be used for the vaccination programme.
  • Of this, 1,659 have cold chain points within premises.
  • For the rest of the sites, the vaccine will be brought from the nearest cold chain point in the state.

GOA

  • Around 18,000 healthcare workers are expected to be vaccinated on priority in the state.
  • Eight sites of vaccination have been identified – five government and three private hospitals.
  • Around 100 vaccinations will take place at each of these sites.

PUNJAB

  • As many as 1.60 lakh healthcare workers in Punjab will receive the coronavirus vaccine in the first phase.
  • 110 vaccination sites have been identified across the state and 100 people will be vaccinated each day.

HARYANA

  • 1.9 lakh healthcare workers from both private and government sectors are to be vaccinated in the first phase.
  • The state has identified 1,800 vaccination session sites, and more than 5,000 vaccinators have been trained for administration.

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