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The states have been asked to allocated the vaccine from one manufacturer to another district to avoid any confusion or mix up of different vaccines in the field.
The Union Government has states guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
The latest electoral for Assembly polls will be used to the identity people aged 50 plus for vaccination.
The covid-19 vaccine will be prioritized and first offered to healthcare workers, front line workers and to people aged above 50 years. These were the operational guidelines declared by the Union health ministry for the vaccination on Monday.
After sending the first doses to the first batch, the next group in priority will be to co-morbid patients. Based on the evolving pandemic situation, and after all the priority groups are over, it will then be issued to the rest of the general public based on vaccine availability and state guidelines.
According to the Union Government guideline, the priority group of above 50 years will be divided into the above 60 years and those between 50 to 60 years for purposes of creating a disciplined division-based on the pandemic situation and vaccine availability, as per the guidelines shared with states.
Vaccinations will also be given to those under the priority list and there will be no on-spot registration for the vaccine. The procedure will be highly structured and digitized according to the guidelines.
The government is planning on providing vaccines to the people in sessions, accommodating 100 people a session. Most of the healthcare and front line workers will be vaccinated at fixed session sites. Higher population might have mobile teams who will tend to them vaccinations says the Union Government.
Since the storage, transportation and delivery of the vaccine must be done delicately, there will be high deployment of police officials on the field.
There will also be documented and recordings of the vaccination in every stage. There will be an immediate report of the vaccination has any adverse effects.
Currently, the number of COVID cases in India rising. The total crossed 9,897,200. An additional 27,071 new cases were added to the tally in the last 24 hours.
By Meena Atmakuri