Phase I of COVID-19 Vaccination Drive From 16th January, Read Health Ministry’s Plan

Updated at: Jan 11, 2021
Phase I of COVID-19 Vaccination Drive From 16th January, Read Health Ministry’s Plan

Coronavirus vaccination is going to start in the coming week where healthcare workers and frontline workers would be vaccinated first.

Chanchal Sengar
LatestWritten by: Chanchal SengarPublished at: Jan 11, 2021

Finally, the most awaited moment is here! We were eagerly waiting for the coronavirus vaccine and now the vaccination process is going to start soon. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a press conference gave out the details regarding the first phase of the covid vaccination drive. 5,000 sites across the country are selected out of which 89 hospitals are finalised in the national capital region.

The world’s biggest covid vaccination drive is going to begin on January 16 and the government has geared up to conduct it safely. A virtual meeting was held to discuss the plan to roll out the vaccine in the country and immunize people against the deadly coronavirus. All the states and Union Territories’ representatives attended this meet to understand the Co-WIN software that is going to help in the smooth conduct of the vaccination drive in 5,000 sites across the country. A lot of issues were discussed during the virtual meeting regarding planning, time slotting, vaccinator allocations, sending notifications to the vaccinators, etc. This meeting was held to review the final preparations before beginning the vaccination drive. Until everyone gets the vaccine, we must keep a check on the symptoms of long covid.


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89 Delhi Hospitals Selected in Phase I Vaccination

The vaccines for COVID-19 are believed to start arriving within a couple of days after which the vaccination process will begin in Delhi. For the first phase, the Delhi Government has finalised 89 hospitals out of which 40 are government and 49 are private hospitals where vaccination will take place. This information was given by the Health Minister of Delhi Satyendra Jain in a press conference.

The initial focus of vaccination would be on healthcare workers, frontline workers like policemen, teachers and people above 50 years. Over 2 lakh healthcare workers would be immunized first followed by frontline workers. 

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COVID-19 Situation in the country is far better than others

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare tweeted this graph that depicts the number of active cases per million population. India ranks the lowest amongst the seven countries which is a great news!

For the past two weeks, we are seeing a significant downfall in the positive cases which indicates that the situation is getting better day by day. Currently, the rate of new cases is only 0.51% and the recovery rate has gone up to 97%. The only threat is the UK strain of COVID-19 where 90 people have tested positive for this strain. However, we hope that vaccination would bring a halt to these cases and eventually put a full stop to the coronavirus transmission and the damage it has caused to humankind in the previous year.

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