A spokesperson of the Health department said here today that 2478330 doses of vaccine have been administered to the people of the State out of which 2041386 first doses and 436944 second doses have been given.
He said that State is continuously working to cover the maximum population in the eligible age groups. To ramp up the process, the decisions have been taken for the vaccination of above 45 years of age and priority groups, FLWs, HCWs, Sessions would be held on four working days in a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Monday and Thursday would be reserved for 18-44 years age group, he added.
He said that cut off date for vaccination of the age group of 45 years and above along with HCW, FLW and Prioritised groups is fixed to be 19th June 2021. The persons of the concerned categories may get themselves vaccinated with first dose before 19th June 2021. He said that follow up of second due dose would be taken up at the district and sub district level based on second dose due and second dose due alert report derived from CoWIN.
He said that the sessions for 18-44 years of age shall be held on the 14th and 17th of June 2021. Vaccine allocation has been made to the districts based on the population proportion of 18-44 years. The vaccine flow would be maintained as per mechanism already established in the state for the districts. FEFO principle shall be strictly followed. He said that Districts have been asked to keep in mind the following points while planning sessions.
He said that these vaccines shall be used as per the State approved strategy for tribal, hard and other areas. The sessions can be published in onsite registration mode, facilitated cohort mobilisation mode in tribal/hard areas with the active cooperation of local administration while in other areas, the sessions would required to be booked online.
The Spokesperson said that sessions would be published as per the prevailing guidelines between 2.30 pm to 3 pm two days prior to the actual date of session. He said that sessions shall be planned for 14th June and 17th June, 2021 as per the vaccine procured by the State.
He said that keeping in view the left out vaccine left with a particular session site after conducting a session for the 18 to 44 years of age, session capacity of more than 100 can be published in consultation with the Nodal Incharge for vaccination center/vaccinator for the sessions planned on 17th June 2021 as per the available vaccine with that particular session site/cold chain point.
He said that sessions would be extended as per previous guidelines for 14th June but for 17th June 2021, sessions may be extended till the vaccine exhausts at the planned Covid Vaccination Centre session exclusively for 17th June 2021 only as per the prescribed mode of publishing.