New Delhi: The government is all set to roll out the much-awaited Coronavirus vaccine in a few days as two companies have already received approvals for ’emergency use’ of the shots by the drug regulator. In a first such announcement, the Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the government is ready to introduce the COVID-19 vaccine within 10 days from the date of emergency use authorization. “Based on the feedback of dry-run, the Central government is ready to introduce COVID-19 vaccine within 10 days from the date of emergency use authorization,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had said.Also Read - Omicron Threat: 13 International Travellers Test Covid Positive in Hyderabad
In case, you all are wondering how the vaccine shots will reach recipients, we have got you covered. Check the full procedure below: Also Read - 59 Students Among 69 Found COVID Positive at Karnataka School Amid Omicron Alarm, Premises Sealed
Step 1: There are four primary vaccine depots: Mumbai, Karnal, Chennai, and Kolkata. These primary depots will receive vaccines directly from manufacturers. Also Read - Omicron Scare: UK Introduces Strict Travel Guidelines, Adds Nigeria to 'Travel Ban Red' List
Step 2: Now, the next step includes sending supplies from the 4 primary depots to 37 state vaccine stores.
Step 3: The vaccines will now reach the distribution chain. These stores will supply to vaccination stores.
Step 4: From district stores, vaccine shots will reach primary health centers & sub-centers, which are actual sites for vaccination for the targeted population of 3 crores.