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Haryana to follow Union government for procurement of vaccine and vaccination programme | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: The Health authorities of Haryana on Wednesday made it clear that the state would follow the guidelines and instructions of Union government for the purpose of procurement of vaccine and vaccination program for Covid-19 in the state.
Additional chief secretary (ACS) health, Haryana, Rajiv Arora also made it cleared that the 20000 dosages COVAXIN will also be administered to the frontline workers only.
“So far as procurement and modalities are concerned, we shall purely follow the guidelines and instructions of Union government. As on now we have finalized the schedule for giving dosage to around two lakh frontline workers . We shall exhaust the COVIDShield as well as COVAXIN with them only,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Arora and team of health officials on Wednesday left for Gurugram to review the preparations for the vaccination programe for January 16 .
According to information now, total number of Immunisation sites has gone to 113 across the state and the Health Care Workers (HCWs) will be administered the vaccine first. “Each Session Site will administer vaccine to 100 beneficiaries by the Vaccinators. The information in this regard has already been uploaded on the CoWIN portal. Soon messages will be sent to the beneficiaries regarding the administration of vaccine,” said Arora.
Stating that the entire exercise of conducting the dry run proved to be beneficial Arora said that after conducting the dry run it came to light that one vaccinator can administer the vaccine to 100 beneficiaries.
Thus, at each session site a five-member team of vaccinator officers will be deputed, who will ensure that social distancing norms are adhered to. “The messages of each beneficiary will be checked before giving the vaccine. The beneficiary will wait after the administration of the vaccine and will be guided on the precautions to be taken,” he added.

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