Vaccination of 100-200 people in each session per day, monitoring them for 30 minutes after taking photos for any adverse event and allowing a single beneficiary at a time is among the guidelines issued by the center for the COVID inoculation unit- 19.
According to recent guidelines issued to states, the COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) system – a digitized platform – will be used to track beneficiaries enrolled for vaccination and coronavirus vaccines in real time.
At the vaccination site, only pre-registered beneficiaries will be vaccinated in accordance with the priority setting and there will be no provisions for on-site registrations.
States were asked, as far as possible, to allocate the vaccine from one manufacturer to one district in order to avoid mixing different COVID-19 vaccines in the field.
According to the “COVID-19 Vaccine Operational Guidelines”, all measures must be taken to avoid exposure of the vaccine carrier, vaccine vials or ice packs to direct sunlight, the document states.
Vaccines and diluents should be kept inside the vaccine carrier with the lid closed until a beneficiary comes to the vaccination center.
“There may be no vaccine vial monitors (VVM) and expiry date on the COVID-19 vaccine label, this should not discourage vaccinators from using the vaccine. At the end of the session, the vaccine carrier with all the ice packs and unopened vaccine vials should be sent back to the cold chain distribution point, ”the guide says.
States were asked to implement an integrated 360-degree comprehensive communication strategy and social mobilization strategy to address the challenges related to the progress and benefits of vaccine launch.
The center said the country is at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine, although some challenges need to be addressed over time.
“These may include the challenge of ensuring that more than 1.3 billion people in India receive factual and up-to-date information and updates on the progress and benefits of vaccine launches, public anxiety and questions about the government’s decision to set priorities. administration of vaccines, withholding of vaccines introduced after a short trial, raising safety concerns and fear of adverse events, misconception about vaccine efficacy, rumors and negative media / social media narration, and laxity observed in public adherence to behavior COVID “, the document states.
The vaccination team will consist of five members, he said.
Each session should be planned for 100 beneficiaries per day. If the session site has adequate logistics and space available for the waiting room and observation room, along with the arrangement for crowd management, another vaccination officer can be added to create a session for 200 beneficiaries, the guidelines state.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, front-line workers and people over the age of 50, followed by people under the age of 50 with associated comorbidities depending on the evolving pandemic and the latter, the remaining population on the epidemiology of the disease and the availability of the vaccine.
The priority group over 50 years of age can be further divided into those over 60 years of age and those between 50 and 60 years of age in order to stage the launch based on the pandemic situation and the availability of the vaccine.
“The latest electoral list for Lok Sabha and the legislative assembly elections will be used to identify the population aged 50 and over,” the guide said.
In the first phase of vaccination, the vaccination of almost 30 million people is planned.
Twelve photo IDs will be required to self-register on the Co-WIN website, including your ballot paper, Aadhar card, driving license, passport and pension document.
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