COVID-19 vaccine dry run: Here's all you need to know
Covid vaccine dry run will begin on SaturdayImage source: Sakal Media Group

COVID-19 vaccine dry run: Here's all you need to know

The states and UTs have been asked to ensure physical verification of all proposed sites for COVID vaccine dry run

Union Health and Family Affairs Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that at least two vaccine makers have sent their applications to drug controller and experts for approval.

The Union Health Minister statment comesh ahead the dry run of the coronavirus vaccine.

"At least two vaccine makers have sent their applications to drug controller and experts for approval, their data are being studied pro-actively," he said.

WHAT IS DRY RUN

The dry-run will be conducted by all the state and union territory governments on January 2 to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges, the Centre said on Thursday. The activity is proposed to be conducted in all state capitals in at least three session sites.

The minister said that the lists of health workers have been created and will be uploaded on Covid-19 platform.

The states and UTs have been asked to ensure physical verification of all proposed sites for, logistical arrangements, internet, electricity, safety and more. The dry run process, in which 25 health workers will receive dummy vaccines at each spot, is meant to test the mechanisms. It will help ahead of the actual vaccination drive.

He further said that after training over 2,000 master trainers at the national level, the training is underway at State and district level, in over 700 districts.

(With inputs from IANS)

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