Covishield at 237 and Covaxin at 6 places
8,14,500 doses of Vaccine available; PM to inaugurate Vaccination Drive in Bengaluru
Bengaluru : 243 centres have been prepared for the launch of first phase of vaccination drive across the state on January 16, including 10 centres in Bengaluru said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. He was speaking to the media after holding a video conference with DCs, ZP CEOs and district health officers regarding vaccination drive.
PM Modi will inaugurate the vaccination drive in Bengaluru Medical College on Saturday and another 9 centres have been prepared in the capital for the purpose he said. Some private hospitals like St. Johns Medical college have also been included in this initiative. Covi-shield will be distributed in 237 centres and covaxin in 6 centres in Bellary, Shivamogga, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Chamarajnagar and Davanegere, said the Minister.
Politicians would have been given the vaccine in the first phase, but health warriors who are in the front run in the fight against Corona will be given priority. Persons with comorbidity is next in the priority. Said Dr.Sudhakar.
Total 7,17,439 health warriors will be vaccinated in the initial phase and we are aiming to vaccinate 24,300 people on the first day itself. We have 8,14,500 doses of vaccine and the initial phase is exoected to complete within a week said the Minister.
Believe in information from Government sources
There will be emergency medical service available at the site of vaccination if, any side effects occurs to anybody. People are being mis-leaded by the rumours spreading in social media. Only information provided in official government handles are authenticated, he clarified.
Other Points made by the Minister
• Health warriors, Police staff and poura karmikas have been registered in the first phase. Vaccine is completely safe.
• 2nd dose will be given after the first dose. People are requested to take the vaccine without any fear.
• 10 walk-in coolers, 4 walk-in freezers, 3,210 ILRs, 3,312 cold boxes, 46,591 vaccine carriers and 2,25,749 ice packs are available.