Covid-19 vaccine dry run on December 28, 29 in Assam, Andhra, Gujarat, Punjab – ET HealthWorld

December 25, 2020 Off By admin

GUWAHATI: Centre will perform a dry run of Covid-19 vaccination on December 28 and 29 in Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Punjab as a step to prep up for the administration of the vaccine and assess the readiness of the deliberate actions.

According to an announcement from the ministry of household welfare and well being, for the dry run, every state will plan it in two districts and ideally in completely different (5) session kind settings e.g. district hospital, CHC/PHC, city website, personal well being facility, rural outreach and so forth.

“This will also provide hands-on experience to programme managers at various levels. This two-day activity is planned on 28th & 29th December 2020, and will include activities from the necessary data entries in Co-WIN to vaccine receipt and allocation to deployment of team members, mock drill of session sites with test beneficiaries to reporting and evening meeting. This will also include testing for cold storage and transportation arrangements for the Covid-19 vaccine, management of crowd at the session sites with proper physical distancing,” the ministry acknowledged.

“An important focus of the dry run will be on management of any possible adverse events following immunisation (AEFI). In addition, adherence and management of infection control practices at the session site, to prevent disease transmission. The mock drill will include concurrent monitoring and review at the block and district levels, and preparation of feedback to be shared with the State and Union Health Ministry,” it added.

It additional acknowledged that 2,360 coaching of trainers periods have been held and greater than 7,000 district trainees have been educated throughout nationwide stage Training of Trainers which comprised state immunization officers, chilly chain officers, IEC officers, improvement companions and so forth.

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As on date, the state stage trainings had been accomplished in all States and UTs with participation of greater than 7000 district stage trainees, besides Lakshadweep which is able to conduct it on December 29.

To facilitate redressal of queries on Covid-19 vaccination and Co-WIN portal associated queries, nationwide 1075 and state 104 Helpline capability has additionally been strengthened to handle queries past their routine help.

The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration of Covid-19 (NEGVAC) has advisable three prioritised inhabitants teams together with Healthcare Workers (HCWs) (about 1 crore), Frontline Workers (FLWs) (about 2 crore), and Prioritized Age Group (about 27 crore).

As vaccines are temperature delicate and should be saved at particular temperatures, the current chilly chain system consisting of 85,634 equipments for the storage of vaccines at about 28,947 chilly chain factors throughout the nation will likely be used for the chilly chain administration. The present chilly chain is able to storing an extra portions of Covid-19 vaccine required for the primary 3 Crore prioritised inhabitants i.e Health Care Workers and Front Line Workers.

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