Nearly 10 lakh vaccinated, CoWIN software program enhanced

 As many as 1,92,581 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 on Thursday throughout inoculation drive in 27 states and UTs, taking the overall variety of beneficiaries who acquired jab to just about 10 lakh, mentioned Union Health Ministry. 

The Ministry additionally mentioned that enhancement has been made in CoWIN software program (COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network) to strengthen the method of vaccination.

“The provisional figures for today, up to 6 pm – vaccination sessions were organised in 27 states and UTs and a total of 1,92,581 beneficiaries were vaccinated today. Till 6 pm of January 21, a total of 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID across the country for which a total of 18,159 sessions has been held,” Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry mentioned throughout a press convention.

The Health Ministry knowledgeable in regards to the enhancement in CoWIN software program.”Creation of more session sites, more sessions per site and change in site locations now allowed. Planning and scheduling of the sessions for the entire week enabled. For enhanced safety of the beneficiaries, tagging of contraindications is being enabled in the vaccinator module,” Agnani mentioned.

Agnani mentioned that immediately there was one hospitalisation who was vaccinated on January 16 and “developed intracranial haemorrhage on January 20.”

“He is admitted in Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital in Udaipur, Rajasthan and it is not related to vaccination. No death reported today,” Agnani added.

To create consciousness and to deal with points associated to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, a COVID-19 vaccination IEC marketing campaign has been launched, Agnani mentioned.

“IEC campaign to address vaccine hesitancy and misinformation launched by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan and Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Choubey today. Digital media package with impactful messages from key technical experts from the country who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine have been included in the campaign,” he mentioned.

Billed because the world`s largest vaccination program, overlaying the complete size and breadth of the nation, the COVID-19 vaccination drive which started on January 16 goals to first vaccinate tens of millions of its healthcare and frontline staff and attain an estimated 3 crore people by the top of its first section.

Two vaccines–Covaxin and Covishield– have acquired Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) after going by way of established security and immunogenicity in a well-prescribed regulatory course of and these will be administered through the vaccination drive. 

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