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 recently issued guidelines 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 Expiration 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 ice packs and unopened vaccine vials should be sent back to the cold chain distribution point, “the guide states. States have been asked to implement an integrated 360-degree strategy. Comprehensive communication and social mobilization strategy to address the challenges of the progress and benefits of vaccine launch.