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Telangana gears up for vaccine rollout in 7-10 days | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: State health authorities are expecting the rollout of Covid vaccine in less than a fortnight, even as a dry run of the vaccination drive was held at seven locations in Hyderabad and Mahbubnagar on Saturday. Health authorities have also indicated that five lakh doses are likely to be allocated to the state soon.
During the dry run, the entire process — transport of vaccines in vaccine boxes, verification of beneficiaries, vaccination and post vaccination observation in ICU — was done. Though the mock drill was meant to prepare the entire machinery, including manpower and infrastructure for the vaccine rollout, health authorities were able to identify minor gaps.
“We have assessed the software functioning (CoWIN) and preparedness. There were small gaps like not having specific waiting area. At some places, we may require bigger space for observation room. We are trying to rectify these issues. With the dry run, we will be able to choose the ideal site for carrying out the vaccination drive,” director of public health Dr G Srinivasa Rao said. In first phase, government facilities and private ones with over 100 staff will be vaccination sites. “Rollout is now expected within seven to 10 days,” the official added.

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