Haryana gets 2.41L doses of vaccine

Rollout starts on Jan 16; Health workers priority

Haryana gets 2.41L doses of vaccine

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh/Kurukshetra, Jan 13

The Health Department today received 2,41,500 doses of Covishield vaccine. Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, Panchkula DC, and BK Rajora, Director (Administration), National Health Mission, Haryana, received the doses from Pune.

The department will start the process of administering the vaccine on January 16.

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rajeev Arora said the doses were taken to the state vaccine store in Kurukshetra, where it was handed over to Civil Surgeon Dr Sukhbir Singh.

From Kurukshetra, the vaccine will be supplied to regional centres in Rohtak, Gurugram, Hisar and Kurukshetra.

Arora said, “In all, 113 immunisation session sites have been identified across the state. Healthcare workers will be administered the vaccine first. Each session site will administer vaccine to 100 persons. The information in this regard has already been uploaded on the CoWIN portal.”

He further said, “After having conducted 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 officers will be deployed.”

Dr Singh said, “We have received the vaccine and had already arrangements to store it. There are no separate guidelines for the vaccine.”

Earlier, Health Minister Anil Vij shared the information about receiving the vaccine at the Chandigarh airport on social media. He tweeted, “Haryana has received 2,41,500 doses of Covishield vaccine today at Chandigarh airport. It is being transferred to State Vaccine Store at Kurukshetra. We will also receive 20,000 doses of Covaxin by today evening.”

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