COVID19 Immunization Program: Preparations for the Covid 19 vaccination program in India have gained momentum. Even though the coronavirus vaccine is not ready yet, the expert group, which has got the job of preparing the blueprint of the country’s Covid 19 immunization program, has started working on it with full vigor. According to a report by Indian Express, the expert group is set to use many digital tools including QR code certificate, sending SMS to vaccine beneficiaries, etc. to make the system efficient and full proof.
Covid 19 Immunization Program will be the largest immunization program in India till date. For this, the expert group is considering using various primary and secondary schools across the country as temporary healthcare centers. In a recent meeting with the Expert Group, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also suggested that the Expert Group should design the Covid 19 Immunization Program on the lines of the successful general elections in the Election Commission’s Supervision.
A source has told The Indian Express that the immunization program will go beyond the existing healthcare facilities and will need to include schools, just as they are used as polling booths during elections.
Many digital tools will be used
The source also says that the expert group is also adding new features to the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN), which has been designed indigenously to track stock of the Covid 19 vaccine. A new feature can also be added to eVIN to identify beneficiaries who are to be vaccinated. The feature of tracking the vaccine stock has already been added in the stages ranging from the purchase of the vaccine to storing it in various cold storage and transporting it to various healthcare facilities.
The message will tell when you will be vaccinated
With the help of beneficiary identification technology, the beneficiary will be informed about the scheduled schedule of their vaccination sessions by sending a message. The date, time, place etc. of vaccination will be present in the message. The source has also told that a QR generated certificate will be issued after the person gets vaccinated and does not see any side effects. The beneficiary will also be given the opportunity to store his Covid 19 Immunization Certificate in DigiLocker. DigiLocker is also another digital tool of the government.
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