New Delhi (NVI): To ensure efficient and judicious utilization of available doses, the government today asked states and UTs to prepare a plan for administration of COVID-19 vaccines in advance till June 15.
“A total of 5 crore 86 lakh and 29 thousand doses will be provided free of cost by the government to states from May 1, 2021, to June 15, 2021,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.
In addition, as per information received from vaccine manufacturers, a total of 4 crore, 87 lakh and 55 thousand doses will also be available till end of June 2021 for direct procurement by States/UTs, it said.
In view of the above visibility of vaccines with clear supply timelines till June 2021, and in order to ensure efficient and judicious utilization of available doses for successful implementation of COVID-19 vaccination drive, the States/UTs have been advised to direct the concerned officials to prepare advance plan for administration of COVID-19 vaccine till 15th of June 2021, the statement said.
They have been advised to prepare a district-wise, COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC)-wise plan for administration of COVID-19 vaccine and asked to use multiple media platforms for dissemination of such a plan to enhance awareness among the masses, it said.
Both the States government and Private CVCs have asked to publish their vaccination calendar on CoWIN digital platform in advance and should desist from publishing single day vaccination calendars.
“They asked to ensure that there is no overcrowding at the CVCs. To ensure that the process of booking appointments on CoWIN is hassle-free,” the statement read.