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450,000 health workers to be vaccinated in 1st phase: Rajasthan Health min

Preparations for rolling out Covid-19 vaccination programme in Rajasthan have been made and around 450,000 health workers will be vaccinated in the first phase, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said

rajasthan | Coronavirus Vaccine | Health crisis

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Medic workers conduct a dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination on a beneficiary, at a government hospital in Kolkata on Friday.
A person gets vaccinated against Covid-19

Preparations for rolling out COVID-19 vaccination programme in have been made and around 4.5 lakh health workers will be vaccinated in the first phase, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Sunday.

Sharma said data of 4,36,146 government and private sector health workers had been uploaded on COVIN (COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network) software by 1 pm on Saturday.

He said the first phase of vaccination will be conducted at 282 sessions sites from January 16 onwards. Of them, two sites including Jaipur and Ajmer will be interactive.

is all prepared for the vaccination programme... 3,689 medical institutions in the government sector and 2,969 medical institutions in the private sector have been identified for the vaccination programme in the first phase and 5,626 vaccination parties have been trained, he said at a press conference here.

He said the government has set up three state-level, seven divisional-level, 34 (medical) district-level vaccine stores, and 2,444 cold chain points are functional at community and primary health centres.

Sharma said 18,654 vaccinators have been trained so far.

Orientation of 1,66,188 people in 10 categories including public representatives has been done so far, he added.

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First Published: Sun, January 10 2021. 14:00 IST