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One Day To Go For India’s Massive COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Centre Sends Rulebook To States

The centre has sent out a detailed list of rules for COVID-19 vaccination drive that is set to begin in the country from January 16

One Day To Go For India’s Massive COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout, Centre Sends Rulebook To States
Highlights
  • India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to begin from January 16
  • PM Modi will be launching the nationwide COVID vaccination drive at 10.30am
  • Government has sent out a list of SOPs to be followed during the process

New Delhi: Ahead of India’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout that the government is calling as the world’s largest vaccination drive, the Centre has circulated some dos and don’ts for vaccination to the states. The COVID-19 vaccine drive is scheduled to begin from January 16. For this, the government has announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the nationwide COVID vaccination drive at 10.30 AM on Saturday through video-conference.

On day one of the vaccination drive, some three lakh health workers will receive COVID vaccine shots across over 3,000 (3,006) sites across the country. The government has said that each centre will inoculate 100 people a day.

Both vaccines cleared by the country’s drug regulator — Serum Institute’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — are two-dose vaccines which have to be administered at a 28-day gap.

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Here are some of the rules for Coronavirus vaccine that has been sent across to the states by the government on Thursday (January 14):

1. Authorized age-group: Vaccination is allowed only for those who are above the age of 18 years

2. People who should be excluded: Women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy and lactating mothers should not receive the vaccine

3. Co-administration of vaccines: If required, COVID vaccine and other vaccines should be separated by an interval of at least 14 days

4. Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccine: The centre also said that interchangeability of vaccine is not permitted. The second dose of the vaccine should also be of the one that was administered as first dose

5. There is also a strict protocol for people who contracted the virus. The centre has said that the vaccination will have to be deferred for four to eight weeks after recovery of patients with active COVID symptoms, those who have been given plasma therapy, and those who are unwell and hospitalized for any other reason.

6. Special Precaution: Vaccine should be administered with caution in persons with history of any bleeding and coagulation disorder (like clotting factor deficiency, coagulopathy, platelet disorder)

7. Conditions not contraindicated for COVID-19 vaccine: COVID immunisation will not be affected due to these three conditions: Person with a past history of SARS-CoV-2 infection, history of chronic disease and morbidities, Immunodeficiency, HIV, patients on immunosuppression due to any disease

Also Read: Does People Who Have Contracted COVID In Past Need To Get Vaccinated? An Expert Explains

The government also said that the vaccination drive will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by the Health Ministry to facilitate real-time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and tracking of vaccine recipients. A 24×7 hotline – 1075 – has also been set up to address questions related to the vaccine rollout on Saturday (January 16).

The government has also said that as the programme progresses, the number of sites will be ramped up to 5,000 and more.

Also Read: India Gears Up For Mega COVID Vaccination Drive, A Look At Vaccination Process On Ground

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World

24,20,23,922Cases
20,36,06,535Active
3,34,95,808Recovered
49,21,579Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,20,23,922 and 49,21,579 have died; 20,36,06,535 are active cases and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 4:33 am.

India

3,41,27,450 18,454Cases
1,78,831 733Active
3,34,95,808 17,561Recovered
4,52,811 160Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,27,450 confirmed cases including 4,52,811 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,78,831 and 3,34,95,808 have recovered as on October 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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