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Covid-19 Vaccination: Everything You Need to Know

With drug regulators permitting emergency use of the two vaccines, it’s only a matter of time before a major vaccination campaign begins. Here are answers to some important questions:

Who will be vaccinated first?

Based on the guidance of the National Group of Experts on Vaccine Management (NEGVAC) for Covid-19, the Covid-19 vaccine will be phased in, with healthcare workers, frontline workers, and high-risk populations in the first phase. Will be focused on. Group priorities depend on the incidence of the disease and the general pandemic situation.

The timing of vaccination deployments in these three priority groups is adjusted based on vaccine availability and is not always continuous. In Phase 1 of vaccination, we plan to vaccinate nearly 30 Karol people.

a. Healthcare workers (about 100 million rupees): Workers in healthcare providers and the healthcare environment (public and private), including workers in Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). This group is further divided into nine subgroups: Medical Officers, Nurses and Supervisors, Frontline Health and ICDS Workers, Emergency Medical Staff, Support Staff, Medical, Nursing and Emergency Medical Students, Medical Research Persons and research staff, clerical and administrative staff, and other health staff.

b. Frontline Workers (FLW): State and Central Police Stations, Military, Home Guard, Prison Staff, Disaster Management Volunteers and Civil Defense Agency, Local Government Workers, and Revenue Authority personnel engaged in Covid-19 containment, surveillance, and related activities.

c. population People over 50 and under 50 with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and lung disease.

How are the beneficiaries of the vaccine selected?

Health care workers: States and central ministries provide templates for collecting data on healthcare professionals working in various health facilities / institutions (public and private). Once the data is collected, the template will be uploaded to the Co-WIN system.

Frontline workers: Customized templates are being developed in consultation with the node officers of relevant ministries and agencies for the identified FLW groups. These templates can be downloaded from Co-WIN and are used for data compilation and bulk upload. Relevant facilities / levels can also register beneficiaries individually by logging on to app.cowin.gov.in.

Priority age group: The latest electoral rolls for Lok Sabha and legislative assembly elections are used to identify the population over the age of 50.

Where is the vaccination done?

Vaccinations are given at existing medical facilities, both public and private. There are also outreach session sites that may be located in schools, universities, community halls, city halls, Panchayati Baban, and marriage halls. There may also be special mobile teams covering hard-to-reach and poorly serviced areas, migratory bird populations, border areas, and areas infected with extremist groups.

How can I know the order of vaccinations?

Once the session site is decided, the vaccinator, mobilizer, security staff, support staff, and supervisor will be finalized. They are linked to a particular session and the beneficiaries are tagged to that particular session. Automatically generated SMS / email notifications will be sent to beneficiaries, vaccinators, mobilizers and supervisors regarding the date, time and location of the session. To observe the staggered approach, beneficiaries need to be advised by the mobilizer to come to the session site at staggered times.

Who will be in charge of the vaccination session?

The vaccination team at each session site consists of a minimum of 5 members, including a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or one vaccinated person who may be ANM.These officers are given the task of checking the registration status of beneficiaries and checking their registration status. Good faith, Community management, especially monitoring of adverse effects after vaccination.

How do I register for vaccination at the session site?

Self-registration is only available in the later stages of vaccination. The Common Service Center can be used for self-registration and identification of the general public. Beneficiaries can register using a variety of authentication methods, such as biometrics, OTP verification, or simply entering demographic details manually.

What are the required documents for registration?

Most government-provided IDs such as driver’s licenses, voter cards, Permanent account cards, passports, etc. In addition, you can use your health insurance smart card, MNREGA card, bank and post office passbooks.

How many times do you get the vaccine?

Beneficiaries must be vaccinated twice every 28 days to complete the vaccination schedule. Antibodies develop in the body two weeks after the second dose.

Covid-19 Vaccination: Everything You Need to Know

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