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Prioritising vaccination

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is going to prepare the database so that they Prioritise covid-19 vaccination plan here. So far in the high level meetings, the administration of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to vaccinate first its health workers, volunteers and other such people so that they can freely combat this infection.

In one of the high level meetings the government was informed that in India, vaccines are being administered against 12 preventable diseases under the prestigious ‘Universal Immunization Programme’ (UIP), which is one of the largest immunization programmes in the world. Therefore, with a strong network of 28,947 chain points for storage and distribution of vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine distribution too will be carried out in a hassle-free and time-bound manner.

To further ease the COVID vaccine-related burden on existing medical infrastructure, the States/UTs were asked to develop a multi-level coordination mechanism through State/District/Block level Committees which will be mandated to monitor and coordinate the smooth delivery of the COVID vaccine.

This includes arrangements for site readiness for installation of the additional cold chain equipment, plans for cold chain, and dry storage space for vaccines and syringes, facilities for transportation of vaccines at all levels of State/UT, and procurement of ancillary items like hub cutters and waste bags for bio-medical waste management.

The JK administration will have to make more efforts for better coordination on the ground so that the vaccine distribution is not disturbed and the chain is made in such a way so that the people who need it the most get it first.

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