"Everyone will get the vaccine" This is how Indian government plans to vaccinate a billion+

Indian government has chalked out a roadmap for a mega Covid-19 vaccination drive.

29,000 cold chain points, 240 walk-in coolers, 70 walk-in freezers, 45,000 ice-lined refrigerators, 41,000 deep freezers and 300 solar refrigerators will be used for vaccine storage.

Guidelines for electrical and non-electrical cold chain equipments have been issued to states.

The centre is in the process of sending necessary equipment for storage and handling of the vaccine to all the states.

The government has issued guidelines for the COVID-19 inoculation drive.

Initially, only 100 people will be given the vaccine at a booth per day. The numbers will go up once the Vaccine usage is regularized.

According to the guidelines, 100-200 people will be vaccinated and monitored for 30 minutes, in each booth every day for starters.

Training modules for medical officers, vaccinator officers, alternative vaccinator officers, cold chain handlers, supervisors, data managers, and ASHA coordinators have been finalized.

State Steering Committees and State Task Force meetings have concluded.  600+ districts have also concluded District Task Force meetings.

National and State Training of Trainers (ToTs) workshops have been completed.

Physical training and online training workshops have started in all the states.

Government expects to receive and utilize 400-500 million doses and cover approximately 20-25 crore people in India by July 2021.

The government will be taking the help of electoral rolls to help identify the vaccine candidates.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate is likely to be the primary vaccine to be used across India.

Serum Institute of India (SII) is testing and manufacturing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate in India.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate will get emergency-use authorization by month-end.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine candidate will get emergency-use authorization by month-end.

The CEO of SII has said the Covid-19 vaccination drive could begin in India by January.

Transport and supply chain services like SpiceJet and Om Logistics, have tied up to help with Covid-19 vaccine transportation.