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India rolls out world’s largest covid-19 vaccination programme

Jan 18, 2021, 11:30 AM

The Prime Minister of India will today launch what's dubbed the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive, based on the principles of priority groups to be vaccinated.

Health careworkers, both in government and private sectors including ICDS workers, will receive the vaccine during this phase.

Below is a Press Release from the Office of The Prime Minister:

PM to launch Pan India Rollout of COVID-19

Vaccination drive on 16 January.

Over 3000 sites across all States and UTs to be

virtually connected during the launch.

Around 100 beneficiaries to be vaccinated at each

site on the inaugural day.

Posted On: 14 JAN 2021 6:59PM by PIB Delhi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16thJanuary, 2021 at 10:30 AM via videoconferencing.

This will be the world’s largest vaccination programme covering the entire length and breadth of the country. A total of 3006 session sites across all States and UTs will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.

The vaccination programme is based on the principles of priority groups to be vaccinated and Health Care workers, both in government and private sectors including ICDS workers, will receive the vaccine during this phase.

The vaccination program will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by Union Ministry of

Health and Family Welfare, which will facilitate real time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine. This digital platform will assist programme managers across all levels while conducting vaccination sessions.

A dedicated 24x7 call centre – 1075 – has also been established for addressing the queries related to COVID_19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and the Co-Win software.

Adequate doses of both COVISHIELD and COVAXIN have already been delivered across the country to all States/UTs with the active support of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. These have been further delivered by the State/UT governments to the districts. All preparations are in place to initiate the programme on the principles of Jan Bhagidari.

 

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