All set, Karnataka awaits arrival of COVID-19 vaccine vials
The second dose will be administered to frontline workers 28 days after the first one.
With the State anticipating the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine consignments ‘anytime soon’, Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar said the vaccination – that will begin from January 16 – will be offered in 2 dosages.
” The second dosage will be administered to frontline employees 28 days after the very first one. Around 45 days later, immunogenicity in our bodies will be developed. And, till then individuals who get immunized ought to take care,” said the Minister, who accompanied Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in the Prime Minister’s videoconference conference with CMs of all States on Monday.
16 lakh workers
The State has more than 16 lakh frontline workers consisting of the 6.6 lakh healthcare workers who have signed up for the vaccine. The others consist of those from Authorities, Income, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) and Local Corporations. “These frontline employees will be administered the vaccine in the very first stage. The PM has actually asked us to prioritise all above and below 50 years who have comorbidities in the second stage,” he stated.
Asked when the vaccine consignment will get here, he stated, “With the vaccination set to begin from January 16, the stocks must come at any time as we have to transport the same to the districts and make all other plans.”
Mr. Yediyurappa stated the very first stage is likely to go on till February end. “The Prime Minister has said that both the indigenously established vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield will be provided totally free to three crore individuals in the preliminary stage throughout the country. Karnataka is all set to launch the campaign,” he included.
Meanwhile, State Deputy Director (Immunisation) Rajani Nageshrao told The Hindu there is no main interaction as yet on when the stocks will get here.
She said the State will get 13.92 lakh dosages of the vaccine in 2 consignments. While one consignment of 11.34 lakh doses will reach Bengaluru from Pune, another of 2.58 lakh doses will reach Belagavi from Pune. The stocks will be stored at State vaccine stores in Bengaluru and Belagavi.
Two vaccination websites – Victoria Health center, BMCRI, and Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi – have actually been picked for the virtual launch of the campaign by the PM on Saturday, she said. As numerous as 235 vaccination sites have been picked in the State for live webcast link with nationwide vaccine launch. These consist of 18 district hospitals, 13 government medical colleges, 5 private medical colleges, 6 personal health centers, 145 taluk health centers, 27 Main Health Centres (PHC) and 19 Urban PHCs. The State has gotten 24 lakh 0.5 ml syringes from the Centre, which are being dispersed to districts. Another 31 lakh of syringes are anticipated this week, the official said.the Preparation
Karnataka has made all preparations for COVID-19 vaccine introduction using the existing universal immunization program. Based on the Centre’s instruction, healthcare employees have actually been prioritised for preliminary vaccination and the database has actually been uploaded on Co-WIN portal.
Sources stated the State has actually communicated to the Centre its feedback from the dry-run experience, particularly the Co-WIN portal problems associated with PIN code. Also, a request has actually been positioned to offer extra user qualifications to obstruct level.
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