Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the nationwide COVID-19 Vaccine campaign on January 16. This will be the largest vaccination campaign in the world.
1.65 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxine vaccines purchased by the government have been allocated to the states and union territories according to the data of their health workers. The Union Health Ministry has informed all the states and union territories about the vaccine.
The center said that only people over the age of 18 are allowed vaccinations. Women who are pregnant and whose pregnancy is not fixed, and women who breastfeed should not get corona vaccine.
With this, the central government said that if a person has symptoms of corona, then that person should be vaccinated after 4-8 weeks of recovery.
Along with this, people have also been told not to swap in two vaccine doses at all. The ministry, in a letter to all states and union territories, outlined their use in emergency situations, saying that Kovid-19 vaccines are only for people 18 years or older. An interval of at least 14 days can be taken between Covid-19 vaccines and other vaccines if required.
A letter sent by Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health, said, ‘Exchange of Covid-19 vaccines (one vaccine separately, another separately) is not allowed. The second dose will also have to be taken for the same vaccine as the first vaccine.
The letter stated, ‘Pregnant and lactating women have not yet been made part of any vaccine clinical trial. So pregnant or unsure of their pregnancy, women should not get Covid-19 vaccine this time.
Explaining contraindication, the letter said, “A person with a history of an anaphylactic or allergic reaction to a previous dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Immediate or delayed onset anaphylaxis or allergic reaction to vaccine or injection able therapies, pharmaceutical products, food items etc.”