MOHALI GEARS UP FOR COVID-19 VACCINE ROLLOUT
DISTRICT TASK FORCE DELIBERATES OVER VACCINE STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION AND ADMINISTRATION PLAN
ADEQUATE VACCINATORS AN
D COLD CHAIN POINTS IDENTIFIED
9515 REGISTERED BENEFICIARIES FROM GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS TO BE VACCINATED IN THE FIRST ROUND- GIRISH DAYALAN
SAS NAGAR -DISTRICT TASK FORCE FOR VACCINE INTRODUCTION HAS DELIBERATED UPON THE VACCINE STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION AND ADMINISTRATION PLAN AND MOHALI IS ALL SET FOR SMOOTH VACCINE ROLL OUT OF THE COVID19 VACCINE, INFORMED GIRISH DAYALAN, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER SAS NAGAR.
As per preliminary information, we are expecting the vaccine to be delivered to the district by December end or by the beginning of January 2021. Keeping this in view, training of the staff involved in the administration of the vaccine has been planned and session sites i.e the places where vaccine will be administered have been earmarked.
To begin with 9515 registered frontline COVID Warriors from government and private institutions will be vaccinated in the first round. Primarily, the vaccine will be administered in health institutions since every beneficiary has to be kept under observation for about half an hour to monitor Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI), if any. If need be, schools, community halls, gram panchayat/ municipality buildings can also be put to use with dedicated vaccination teams.
The vaccine administration site or the session site will have well ventilated three dedicated rooms/areas namely the Waiting Room for beneficiary line up, the Vaccination Room where vaccine will be given and the Observation Room for monitoring AEFI.
The IEC logistics have also been worked out since primary vaccine administration may or may not require follow up shots or the booster dose per beneficiary. “We are designing a fool proof methodology so that each beneficiary gets requisite, timely, proper dosage of the vaccine as per the directions of Health Authorities,” said Dayalan.
The meeting was attended by ADC(G), Aashika Jain, Civil Surgeon Dr. GB Singh , representative from IMA, officers from health, education, local bodies, social welfare, youth affairs, public relations and other departments of the district.