The ministry recently marked 300 million Indians for the first phase of large-scale immunization of the Covid-19 vaccine.
From vaccinating 100 to 200 people during each session per day to using the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network to monitor for adverse events for 30 minutes to keep track of beneficiaries, the central government has released a number of detailed guidelines for the mass vaccination campaign to start once the vaccines are off have received emergency approval from the Medicines Agency.
The Ministry of Health recently marked thirty million (300 million) Indians for the first phase of large-scale immunization of the Covid-19 vaccine. It comprises one Crore Healthcare Worker, two Crore Frontline Workers and 27 Crore General Population who fall into priority groups determined by the expert group.
According to guidelines issued on December 12, the latest electoral roll for Lok Sabha and the legislative assembly elections will be used to identify the population aged 50 and over.
About 100 to 200 people are vaccinated during each session per day and then monitored for 30 minutes to get the shots for adverse events. The vaccination team consists of five members.
“If there is enough logistics and space for the waiting room and observation room as well as arrangements for crowd management available on the meeting site, another vaccination officer can be added to create a session for 200 beneficiaries,” the guidelines say.
A digitized vaccine delivery platform called the Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network or Co-WIN is used to track the beneficiaries used for vaccination in real time.
In addition, 12 photo ID documents are required for self-registration on the digital platform, including voter ID, Aadhaar card, driver’s license, passport and pension document.
Only pre-registered beneficiaries will be vaccinated at the vaccination site according to the prioritization set by the ministry. The guidelines state that no on-site registration is required.
Specifically, states were asked to assign vaccines from one manufacturer to a district to avoid “mixing different vaccines in the area”.
They were also instructed to implement an integrated, 360 degree strategy of comprehensive communication and social mobilization to address the challenges associated with vaccine adoption.
“It also says that every measure should be taken to avoid exposing the vaccine carrier, vaccine bottles or ice packs to direct sunlight,” the guidelines said. In addition, vaccines and diluents should be kept in the vaccine tray with the lid closed until a The beneficiary arrives at the vaccination center.
The guidelines go on to state that the Covid-19 vaccine label may not have VVMs and expiration dates, but vaccines should not be discouraged from using the vaccine.
“At the end of the session, the vaccine carrier with all ice packs and unopened vaccine bottles should be returned to the distributing cold chain point,” it says.