Haryana receives 2,41,500 doses of Covishield vaccine

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Haryana receives 2,41,500 doses of Covishield vaccine

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Health Department is all set to start the process of administering Covid-19 vaccine from January 16 as the Department  received 241,500 doses of Covishield Vaccine on Wednesday as a part of Covid-19 vaccine roll out.

The vaccine reached Haryana from Pune and Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, Haryana, National Health Mission, Director Administration Dr BK Rajora and SEPIO, Dr Virender Ahlawat were present to receive it. Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Rajeev Arora said that the Health Department received 241,500 doses of Covishield Vaccine at Chandigarh International Airport on Wednesday. The vaccine was taken to the State Vaccine Store in Kurukshetra where it was handed over to Civil Surgeon Kurukshetra Sukhbir Singh and DIO (District Immunization Officer), Dr Anupama Singh, he added.

Arora said that around 113 Immunization Session Sites have been identified across the state and the Health Care Workers  will be administered the vaccine first. “Each Session Site will administer a vaccine to 100 beneficiaries by the Vaccinators. The information in this regard has already been uploaded on the CoWIN portal. Soon messages will be sent to the beneficiaries regarding the administration of vaccine,” he said.

Stating that the entire exercise of conducting the dry run proved to be beneficial, Arora said that after conducting the dry run it came to light that one vaccinator can administer the vaccine to 100 beneficiaries. At each session site a five-member team of vaccinator officers will be deputed, who will ensure that social distancing norms are adhered to.

“The messages of each beneficiary will be checked before giving the vaccine. The beneficiary will wait after the administration of the vaccine and will be guided on the precautions to be taken,” he added.

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