PM to launch Pan India Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccination drive 

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PM to launch Pan India Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccination drive 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health

In news 

  • Indian Prime Minister will launch the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16th January, 2021. 

Key takeaways 

  • This will be the world’s largest vaccination program covering the entire length and breadth of the country.  
  • A total of 3006 session sites across all States and UTs will be virtually connected during the launch. 
  • Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.
  • This vaccination programme is based on the principles of priority groups to be vaccinated. 
  • Health Care workers, both in government and private sectors including ICDS workers, will receive the vaccine during this phase. 
  • The vaccination programme will use Co-WIN, which will facilitate real time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • This digital platform will assist programme managers across all levels while conducting vaccination sessions.
  • A dedicated 24×7 call centre – 1075 –  has also been established for addressing the queries related to COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Adequate doses of both COVISHIELD and COVAXIN have already been delivered across the country to all States/UTs with the active support of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. 

Do you know? 

  • COWIN is an online digital platform developed by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

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