PM Modi To Launch Pan India Roll Out Of COVID-19 Vaccination Drive TomorrowPM Modi (Pic Via Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on Saturday (16 January) at 10:30 am via video conferencing.

This will be the world’s largest vaccination program covering the entire length and breadth of the country. A total of 3006 session sites across all states and UTs will be virtually connected during the launch, an official release said on Thursday (14 January).

Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day.

This vaccination programme is based on the principles of priority groups to be vaccinated and health care workers, both in government and private sectors including ICDS workers, will receive the vaccine during this phase.

The vaccination programme will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which will facilitate real time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine. This digital platform will assist programme managers across all levels while conducting vaccination sessions, the release said.

A dedicated 24x7 call centre - 1075 - has also been established for addressing the queries related to COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and the Co-WIN software.

The release further said that adequate doses of both COVISHIELD and COVAXIN, which have been approved by India's drug regulator on 3 January, have already been delivered across the country to all states/UTs by the Centre.

These have been further delivered by the state/UT governments to the districts. All preparations are in place to initiate the programme on the principles of 'Jan Bhagidari', the release added.

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