Jamshedpur, Feb 14: The second phase of vaccination drive against the Covid-19 has kick started in the city. About 8,000 people have been administered the Covishield vaccine so far. This vaccine is developed by Oxford University- AstraZeneca and manufactured in India by Serum Institute of India (SII). The vaccination drive continues even as the number of fresh cases continues to fall.
On Sunday, SSP M Tamil Vanan received Covishield vaccine shot at Sadar Hospital. He was kept under observation for some time and then he said that he is feeling confident as receiving the vaccine. He went on to inform that during the second phase about 4000 police personnel will receive vaccine.
The four major vaccination centres in the city — Tata Main Hospital, Tata Motors Hospital, Sadar Hospital and MGM Medical College, have set a target to give 100 health workers in each of the CHCs four days a week. A team of senior medical officers from the district civil surgeon office is monitoring the vaccination drive,” said the civil surgeon.
The Government had made it clear that the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, frontline workers and to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities based on the evolving pandemic situation, and finally to the remaining population, based on the disease epidemiology and vaccine availability.
The vaccination of frontline workers will be conducted simultaneously along with the drive for healthcare workers.
District administration has asked authorities to make arrangements for vaccination sites other than the health facilities in their respective areas.
An official said: “Districts have been asked to prepare micro-plan based on the load of beneficiaries to be vaccinated for the successful vaccination drive. The micro-plans are to be submitted to the Director (Family Welfare),” he said.