TN successfully completes dry run of covid 19 vaccination

The State-wide dry run of vaccination was carried out successfully in all the districts under the supervision of District Collectors at both government and private facilities.

Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said that the general feedback was positive and even Central authorities lauded the management.

‘More than 200 vaccination sites conducted the dry run smoothly. As the vaccination will happen in a phased manner, we will be able to adapt and learn as it takes off,’ he said.

While the dry run was conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Ramanathapuram, Kanniyakumari, Theni and Thoothukudi conducted the process at district headquartered government hospitals, private sector clinics or hospitals.

Transporting vaccines from cold storage facility to the site, administering them to the candidates, storing the data on Co-WIN app and generating the electronic certificate to the candidate, was completed.

The procedure was designed in a way that 25 frontline workers could get shots in two hours. The CoWIN app designed to track details of the beneficiary was used to feed data, the place where he/she was likely to get vaccination, data on pre-vaccination and post-vaccination.

The app would also generate an electronic certificate after vaccine was administered, follow up with the patients, reminding them of booster dose.