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A look at India's COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

Updated : 2021-01-04 18:53:06

Indian drug authorities approved Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for emergency use paving the way for their roll-out and administration to millions. The authorities expect to provide the vaccine to 30 crore people by July including health-care workers, front-line workers and the people most at risk of infection. Here is how the procedure will take place:

Indian drug authorities approved Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for emergency use, paving the way for their roll-out and administration to millions. The authorities expect to vaccinate 30 crore people by July including health-care workers, front-line workers and those at most risk of an infection. Here's a look at India's vaccine roll out plan. (Image: AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)
Indian drug authorities approved Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for emergency use, paving the way for their roll-out and administration to millions. The authorities expect to vaccinate 30 crore people by July including health-care workers, front-line workers and those at most risk of an infection. Here's a look at India's vaccine roll out plan. (Image: AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)
Both public and private facilities, each covering at least 100 vaccine recipients per session and having not less than three separate rooms, will be used for the vaccination process as per guidelines. (Image: Reuters)
Both public and private facilities, each covering at least 100 vaccine recipients per session and having not less than three separate rooms, will be used for the vaccination process as per guidelines. (Image: Reuters)
There will be a minimum of four vaccination officers with specific responsibilities. Vaccination Officer 1 -- A person belonging to the police, home guards, civil defence, the National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS) or the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan -- will check the registration status of a vaccine recipient and ensure entry into the facility is regulated. (Image: Reuters)
There will be a minimum of four vaccination officers with specific responsibilities. Vaccination Officer 1 -- A person belonging to the police, home guards, civil defence, the National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS) or the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan -- will check the registration status of a vaccine recipient and ensure entry into the facility is regulated. (Image: Reuters)
The duty of the second vaccination officer will be to verify the identification documents of the recipients. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The duty of the second vaccination officer will be to verify the identification documents of the recipients. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
The third and fourth officers will have three duties. They will be responsible for crowd management, they will work as support staff aimed at aiding both the vaccinator and the vaccination team. But most importantly, it will be their duty to ensure every recipient spends 30 minutes at the site after receiving a shot as a precaution against any adverse reaction to the vaccine. (Image: Reuters)
The third and fourth officers will have three duties. They will be responsible for crowd management, they will work as support staff aimed at aiding both the vaccinator and the vaccination team. But most importantly, it will be their duty to ensure every recipient spends 30 minutes at the site after receiving a shot as a precaution against any adverse reaction to the vaccine. (Image: Reuters)
Of the three rooms available, the first room will be used for document verification and identification of the beneficiaries, whereas in the second room, reserved exclusively for administering the vaccine, the vaccinator officers (medical staff authorised to administer vaccine) will inject the vaccine using an auto-disabled syringe. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Of the three rooms available, the first room will be used for document verification and identification of the beneficiaries, whereas in the second room, reserved exclusively for administering the vaccine, the vaccinator officers (medical staff authorised to administer vaccine) will inject the vaccine using an auto-disabled syringe. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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