Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Chief Ministers of all states today evening through video conferencing. During the interaction, the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination rollout will be discussed.
Emergency Use Authorisation or Accelerated Approval has been granted by the National Regulator, Drugs Controller General of India for two vaccines Covishield and Covaxin which have established safety and immunogenicity. On Saturday, the Prime Minister chaired a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 status in the country.
The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine will provide priority to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers who are estimated to be around 3 crores followed by those above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 crores. The Co-WIN Vaccine Delivery Management System will provide real-time information of vaccine stocks, their storage temperature, and individualized tracking of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The platform will assist the program managers across all levels through automated session allocation for pre-registered beneficiaries, their verification, and for generating a digital certificate upon successful completion of the vaccine schedule. More than 79 lakh beneficiaries have already been registered on the platform.
More than 61,000 program managers, 2 lakh vaccinators, and 3.7 lakh other vaccination team members have been trained so far as part of training at States, Districts, and Block levels. Three phases of dry runs have been conducted across the country.