At the same time, ahead of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Assam’s health department has identified as many as 1,600 sites to conduct the first phase of the anti-virus vaccination drive for nearly two lakh beneficiaries.
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It has been reported that the sites are situated in mostly cold chain points and nearby health institutions.
There are mainly five regional vaccine centre based in Silchar, Goalpara, Tezpur, Jorhat and Dibrugarh, besides the state vaccine centre in the capital city. Over 700 cold chain points will also be used for the vaccination drive.
Furthermore the report added that in each of these sites, a five-member team will vaccinate around 100 citizens on a single day. It is expected the vaccination drive should be over within three days.
Notably, after the completion of 28 days from taking the first vaccine shot, the beneficiary would have to take the second shot to complete the course.
The nationwide vaccination of priority groups will begin on January 16 to secure them against Covid-19.
This rollout date comes less than a week after the drug regulator granted accelerated approval for two vaccines — Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and the ICMR, the latter vaccine in a controlled “clinical trial mode.”
In the initial phase, an estimated 3 crore healthcare workers and frontline workers will be inoculated against the dreaded virus.
Healthcare workers and frontline workers will be followed by those above 50 years of age and those under-50 with co-morbidities.
More than 79 lakh potential vaccine recipients have already been registered on the flagship Co-WIN IT platform, which will provide real-time information of vaccine stocks.
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