1 min read.Updated: 15 Jan 2021, 08:45 PM IST Edited By Anulekha Ray
Nearly three lakh healthcare workers across 3,006 sites in the country will receive COVID-19 jab on Saturday
The COVID-19 vaccination is allowed only for 18 years and above
India will start nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive, starting tomorrow. The healthcare workers and frontline workers will be vaccinated during the first phase of incolution drive. The states have received COVID-19 vaccines and necessary guidelines to start the procedure. India granted emergency approval for two coronavirus vaccine — Covishield by the Serum Institute of India and Covaxin by Bharat Biotech. People will receive two dosage of the vaccine in a gap of 28 days, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan earlier explained.
Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by the ministry of health and family welfare will be used to monitor the vaccination process. The Centre has established a 24x7 helpline number — 1075 — to address the queries related to COVID-19 vaccine drive.
5) COVID-19 patients who have been given anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma should not receive the jab
6) Those who are unwell and hospitalised patients due to any illness should not get COVID-19 vaccines
The COVID-19 vaccines should be administered with caution in persons with history of any bleeding or coagulation disorder (clotting factor deficiency, cogulapathy or platelet disorder), the health ministry stated.
Nearly three lakh healthcare workers across 3,006 sites in the country will receive COVID-19 jab on Saturday. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day. In the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, health workers, both from government and private institutions, will be vaccinated along with sanitation workers, other frontline workers, defence forces, police and other paramilitary forces.