India is set to vaccinate 27 crore Indians on January 16. The government has announced during the press release that central and states governments are well prepared for vaccine rollout.
BHARAT BIOTECH produced Covaxin, and Oxford Coronavirus vaccine will be available to the millions of Indians. India has successfully completed all dry runs, and the authorities are alerted about the same. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed in a tweet that the historical day has come after the prolonged wait.
How well is India prepared for its vaccine roll out?
The state, as well as union territories, are well prepared in every aspect; mock drills were conducted by the authorities to find all the loopholes that may occur during vaccination. From logistics, management of application, keeping records of all the people receiving the vaccine has been taken care of.
Who would be vaccinated first?
Around 300 million Indians will receive doses of COVAXIN between the months of January and August. All the health workers, Nurses, Paramedics, policemen, army personnel, among other frontline workers, are first to receive the doses. The second round of vaccination would be done on the elderly above 50 or above—people with respiratory ailments and breathing problems.
The last round of vaccination would be for less vulnerable groups.
How will the vaccination carry out?
Frontline health workers, midwives, medical students, along paramedics are employed all over India to carry out the vaccination smoothly. More than 2,000 trainees were trained for managing the logistics, vaccination rollout, among other things. CO-WIN app is also available for easy registration, providing all the details of the storage facilities, availability of the vaccine for the 79 lakh beneficiaries.
On 16th January, India takes a landmark step forward in fighting COVID-19. Starting that day, India’s nation-wide vaccination drive begins. Priority will be given to our brave doctors, healthcare workers, frontline workers, including Safai Karamcharis. tweet by Indian prime minister
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi applauded all the efforts that medical officers, paramedics, and health workers, including sanitation workers, have put into this historic day.