In a communique, the ministry stated vaccine can be provided to the recognized consignee factors of 19 states and union territories — Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal — by the provider.
The vaccine for remaining 18 states and union territories — Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Daman and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttarakhand — can be acquired from their respective authorities medical retailer depots.
“All of the states and UTs are more likely to obtain the primary provide of COVID-19 vaccine shortly.
“On this regard, you might be requested to make sure the advance preparation and readiness for the acceptance of forthcoming provide of the vaccine,” Dr Pradeep Halder, advisor, Reproductive and Little one Well being (RCH) within the well being ministry, stated within the letter dated January 5.
The additional distribution of vaccine to the districts can be achieved as per the registered beneficiaries, for which a separate communication can be achieved shortly, the letter said.
The nation’s medication regulator on Sunday permitted Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use within the nation.
The Well being Ministry on Tuesday stated it’s ready for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out inside ten days of the vaccines getting permitted for restricted emergency use on January 3, however a remaining resolution on the launch date can be taken by the federal government.
In the meantime, as a simulation of precise execution of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, one other spherical of dry run can be carried out in all districts of all states and union territories, besides Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, on January 8 to make sure environment friendly planning and administration for vaccine supply in every district.