COVID-19 vaccination drive to kick off on January 16, PM Modi reviews preparedness

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    COVID-19 vaccination drive to start on January 16, PM Modi evaluates readiness

    The vaccination drive will kick off on January 16, 2021.


    COVID-19 vaccine

    Upgraded: Jan 9, 2021, 04: 48 PM IST

    The Prime Minister chaired a high-level conference to review the status of COVID-19 in the country in addition to the readiness of the State/UTs for COVID vaccination, today.The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary, and other senior officials worried.

    The vaccination drive will kick off on January 16,2021 It will be held after forthcoming celebrations including Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and so on

    Priority will be provided to the health care workers and the frontline employees, approximated to be around 3 crores in number, followed by those above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 crore.

    The Prime Minister took a detailed and thorough review of status of COVID management covering different concerns. It is to be kept in mind that Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on January 3 had given restricted emergency usage authorisation to the Serum Institute of India (SII)’s ‘Covishield’ and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ vaccine.

    Covishield is over 70 percent effective, while Covaxin is presently in the Phase 3 trials but is “safe and supplies a robust immune reaction”, the drug regulator had said last week.

    While the full efficacy of Covaxin is yet to be determined, it was provided consent by the DCGI pointing out ‘public interest’. Covaxin is an indigenously developed vaccine by Bharat Biotech in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical Research Study.

    The Prime Minister was apprised about the Co-WIN Vaccine Delivery Management System. The special digital platform will supply genuine time details of vaccine stocks, their storage temperature level and personalized tracking of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccine. This platform will assist the program managers throughout all levels through automated session allotment for pre-registered beneficiaries, their confirmation, and for producing a digital certificate upon successful completion of the vaccine schedule. More than 79 lakh beneficiaries have been already registered on the platform.

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