Covid jab: Only 100 to get vaccine per day at each site | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The government has planned an extensive Covid-19 vaccination campaign, deploying five personnel for each inoculation site and keeping aside one room for adverse-effect observation after the shot is given.
Each Covid-19 vaccination site can vaccinate around 100 people in a day. Also, the government is looking to utilise community halls and set up makeshift tents for vaccination in the later stages, given that each site will need to be larger than regular vaccination sites.

These are part of the draft standard operating procedure issued by ministry of health and family welfare and shared with all states.
States are gearing up to ramp up the vaccination infrastructure, identifying dedicated hospitals for adverse events following immunisation and specific vaccinations sites to meet requirements for Covid-19 inoculation. According to the SOP, each vaccination site will have five vaccination officers, including a guard, and three rooms — one each for waiting, vaccination and observation. TOI has reviewed a presentation made by the ministry at a meeting with state immunisation officers.
Each person who gets the vaccine will be mandatorily kept under observation for 30 minutes to check for adverse effect and those developing severe after-effects will be shifted to a dedicated hospital identified by the state.
Dr Rajani N, one of the immunisation officers who attended a two-day workshop on vaccination organised by the Centre, said: “The decision to have three rooms for vaccination is keeping in mind the need for social distancing. While the vaccination room will see only one person enter at each time, the waiting and observation room will have seating for multiple people.”

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