Corona Vaccine: Countrywide Inoculation Drive Starts From 16 January

by Shatakshi Gupta

Corona vaccine will be installed at a total of 3,006 centres across the country. Two indigenous vaccines Serum Institute of India’s  Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin  have reached different centres in the country.

 24 hour helpline

For the questions related to vaccination, a helpline number has been issued round the clock.  People can get information about vaccination by calling on 1075 .

 Know who will use the Co-Win App

In the beginning, the central government will put some restrictions on the Co-Win app. It is believed that initially it will be used only by the central and state governments as well as district and block level officials.  Significantly, there were reports of cheating from people in the name of several apps with similar name to Co-Win app. A government official said that the Co-Win app will be available to the general public a month after the launch.

 1.65 crore doses for States and Union Territories

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The Central Government has purchased 1.65 crore doses of vaccine and sent it to the states and union territories. Initially, the vaccine will be given to health workers. The Health Ministry has also asked the states to increase the vaccination centres.

 Use of Co-Win App

 Data of vaccinated people can be monitored through the app. In this app, authorities have to feed only the data associated with people and their consent. The Co-Win app, developed by the Health Ministry, will provide real-time updates of the vaccine, storage temperature and information about the vaccine to people.

 Instructions to the States

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Before the vaccination process, the states have been provided complete information and factsheet about the vaccine platform. All information has been provided regarding physical specification, dosage, cold chain storage etc.

 Millions of people get inoculated worldwide

Corona vaccine has been given to millions of people all over the world. Corona vaccine of different companies has been given to millions of people all over the world. People in the countries like Israel, UAE, Bahrain, UK, USA, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Portugal and China have been vaccinated.