Manipur to begin vaccination preparation from January 2021

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Imphal, 13 Nov: Health director Dr K Rajo informed that the state health department is preparing to begin the vaccination from January 2021 while addressing the weekly press conference.

Source said that the healthcare workers and health care service providers would be given priority for COVID-19 vaccination as and when the vaccine is available in the country.

The state health department was also preparing a database of the healthcare workers and healthcare service providers for vaccination against COVID-19. The database is being prepared as a part of the Union ministry’s initiative to give priority to health care workers and health care service providers, the source maintained.

All hospitals run by the Central government and state governments, private hospitals as well as medical colleges were asked to furnish the number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine each of them would need as and when the vaccine is available in the country, it said.

The Union ministry has also asked RIMS authority to send details of all health care workers working at RIMS to its database.

RIMS authority was speculating that 40 to 90 per cent of health care workers working at the medical institute may get COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase of the vaccine being released.

Healthcare workers who are given COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase may also get a second dose in the second phase on priority basis, the source informed.