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The Great Vaccination Drive: How India plans to immunize its 1.three billion inhabitants towards Covid

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India will begin this month a vaccination drive to inoculate about 300 million folks towards Covid-19, an train thought-about to be one of many largest immunization drives on this planet. What will it take to vaccinate a inhabitants of this dimension and who will likely be concerned on this programme?
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VACCINES APPROVED IN INDIA FOR EMERGENCY USE:

  1. Covishield (developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by Serum Institute of India)
  2. Covaxin (developed by Bharat Biotech) in medical trial mode

KEY MINISTRIES AND THEIR DUTIES:

Women and little one growth: Provide staff members, help supervision and monitoring of vaccination

AYUSH: Provide approved vaccinators

DEFENCE: Manage vaccine supply in hard-toreach elements of India

FOOD AND CIVIL SUPPLIES: Support in offering coldstorage areas and transport

DEPARTMENT OF POWER: Monitor and guarantee uninterrupted energy provide at vaccine storage factors and vaccinations websites

Latest electoral rolls for Lok Sabha and legislative meeting elections will likely be used to determine inhabitants over 50 years. Age will likely be calculated based mostly on the cutoff date of January 1, 2021 and anybody born on or earlier than January 1, 1971 will fall below this class.




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