08 Sep, 2022

The national covid-19 vaccination drive of India has been the world’s largest vaccination drive in both scale and reach. The creative mind of the employees and their love and care has made this drive successful. India began administration of covid-19 vaccines on 16 January 2021 and as of 1st August 2022; India has administered over 2.04 billion doses including first, second and precautionary doses of the current approved vaccines. The first phase of the rollout involved health workers and frontline workers, including police, paramilitary forces, sanitation workers, and disaster management volunteers. By 1 March, only 14 million healthcare and frontline workers had been vaccinated, falling short of the original goal of 30 million. India closes in on a historic milestone of administering 200 core covid vaccination doses in record time. The sheer speed, scale and safety with which the drive has been conducted have made the entire world notice. The next phase of the vaccine rollout covered all residents over the age of 60, residents between the ages of 45 and 60 with one or more qualifying co morbidities, and any health care or frontline worker that did not receive a dose during phase 1. Online registration began on 1 March via the Aarogya Setu app and Co-WIN ("Winning over COVID-19") website. Amid the beginnings of a major second wave of infections in the country, Now 94% of the eligible population (12+) has received at least one shot and 86% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated. India initially approved the ‘Oxford-AstraZeneca’ vaccine and ‘Covaxin’. The overall development of the patient’s body was quite satisfactory by these. The online platform being used to monitor vaccination stocks, storage temperature and individual tracking of beneficiaries for Covid-19 is ‘Co-WIN’. A dedicated 24/7 call center-1075 has been established to address all queries related to the software, vaccine roll out and the Covid-19 pandemic. According to June 2022 study published in ‘The Lancet’, COVID-19 vaccination in India prevented an additional 4.2 million deaths from December 8, 2020, to December 8, 2021. This vaccination drive was a great and insignificant achievement in the history of India. This could not have been possible without the cooperation of the best faculty of doctors and police forces and without the planning and administrative vision of the central government. The government made sure that there was a safe transport facility provided to doctors so that they can reach out more people. The entire world was shocked to see India’s success in vaccination drive.

Name: Rhythm Sood

Class: IX