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Rajasthan health dept assesses infra for future Covid vaccine rollout | Jaipur News

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Rajasthan health dept assesses infra for future Covid vaccine rollout | Jaipur News

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JAIPUR: The entire world is awaiting vaccine against Covid-19 and Rajasthan is no exception. Before the launch of vaccine, the health department has started preparation for developing infrastructure along with assessing the storage capacity and transportation for the jab.
While a broad range of vaccines are being investigated globally using various technologies and platforms, the health department has started preparation for storage, transportation to rural areas and to ensure its availability to each and every part of the state.
The health department is assessing how much storage capacity they have in their existing warehouses as it is expected that the requirement of vaccines would be much higher in comparison to the vaccines required under national vaccine programmes for children and pregnant women.
Covid-19 vaccine will not only be administered to children only, but it will cover all people of all ages and all walks of life. “We have received directions from the Centre to start assessing the storage capacity and also to ensure that the vaccines should be made available up to the primary health centres in rural areas,” said a senior health department official.
However, the officials are yet to get more information about the size of the vial of the vaccine and all micro details of the vaccine, even they are yet to receive information whether the vaccine will be injectable or given orally.
“In near future, whenever the vaccine against Covid-19 will be launched, we should get our network prepared for it, so that without any delay the vaccine will be made available to the people across the state, even in villages,” said the official.
Moreover, for ensuring that the potency of vaccines will not be affected, the health department will make use of its existing ‘cold chain’ or a new cold chain will be rolled out for Covid-19 vaccine. Though ‘cold chain’, the health department will store and transport vaccines at recommended temperatures from one point to the other point, where it will be administered to people.

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