Tamil Nadu gets ready for Vaccine

A list of people who should be given Covid vaccine on priority in Tamil Nadu is ready and 21,000 personnel were being trained and 46,000 centres identified in the State for the roll-out of the immunisation exercise after the vaccine is made available, Sources said.

The comprehensive list, including about five lakh health workers, all other frontline personnel like those from municipal administration, revenue and police, the elderly and those with co-morbidities is ready, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said.

Tamil Nadu alone has as many as 51 walk-in coolers and 2,800 secondary cold storage points ready, he noted.

“Vaccines are expected in January. The approval for vaccines should come from the Centre.” Since TN has more elderly population, it is expected that the State could be allocated more vaccines, he said.

Meanwhile, the result of genomic analysis of a sample from the UK returnee, who tested positive here, could be expected around December 28, according to the National Institute of Virology, and TN has requested the facility to expedite it, Radhakrishnan said.