Covid-19 vaccine roll out mock drill held across India

Coronavirus on scientific background

In a massive country-wide exercise, a mock drill on Covid-19 vaccine administration held on January 2 in all states and union territories at 286 session sites spread across 125 districts.

Each District conducted the dry run at three sites or more which included a public health facility (district hospital/medical college), private health facility, and rural or urban outreach sites, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

The cold chain infrastructure is sufficient to ensure last mile delivery of COVID-19 vaccine in a temperature-controlled environment across the country, the statement said. Sufficient supplies of syringes and other logistics have also been ensured to begin COVID-19 vaccination drive. Around 1,14,100 vaccinators have been trained on the process to be followed at the vaccination sites.

The Co-WIN software has been developed by MoHFW for real time information of vaccine stocks, their storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for Covid-19 vaccine.  This software will assist the program managers across all levels through automated session allocation for pre-registered beneficiaries, their verification and a digital certificate will be generated upon successful completion of the vaccine schedule.  More than 75 lakh beneficiaries have been registered on Co-WIN software till date.