Nagaland government on COVID-19 vaccination

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Kohima, 7th Dec (ANK): Nagaland Government has constituted a 28 member State Steering Committee in order to establish a coordination mechanism at State and District Level for administration of COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to arrive soon with multiple vaccine candidates in various stages of development.

According to ANK, it will be headed by Chief Secretary as Chairperson and Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare as Convener with 26 members from other government departments. In the preparatory phase, the Committee has been asked to ensure active engagement of other line department for various activities related to COVID-19 vaccine introduction as and when the vaccine is made available.

It has also been asked to create database of Health Care Workers on COVID-19 Vaccination Beneficiary Management system as they would be prioritized for vaccination in the first phase. It should also ensure early tracking of social media and other platforms for possible misinformation and rumors around COVID-19 vaccine that could impact the community acceptance for COVID-19 vaccine, and also devise innovative strategies for improving community engagement for improved coverage of COVID-19 vaccine.