10 lakh Covid vaccine doses a day: Eatala

Fri 25 Dec 2020, 10:20:33
The Health Department has developed the capacity to inoculate at least 10 lakh individuals in a single day.

To strengthen the roll out process of the vaccine, the department has trained 10,000 vaccinators and each trained healthcare worker will be able to administer at least 100 individuals in a day which works out to an overall of 10 lakh individuals in a day.

Overall, the department has developed the capacity to administer vaccines to 70 lakh to 80 lakh individuals in Telangana, Health Minister, Eatala Rajender said during a review meeting on Covid-19 vaccines with senior health officials.

In the first phase, apart from healthcare workers, frontline workers from other departments including police, municipal and fire services will also receive the vaccine. Later, the second group to receive vaccines will include individuals above 50 years and those below 50 years with co-morbid conditions.

“We want to ensure that the vaccine is administered smoothly and quickly. After the first dose, individuals will be administered a booster dose 28 days later. The COWIN software, needed to administer the vaccine, has also been tested,” Rajender said.

Adequate arrangements like ensuring availability of drinking water and chairs to sit at vaccine administration centres to the general public will be taken up.

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