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Nagaland gears up for Dry-run for COVID-19 vaccination; 19,690 health workers registered

Nagaland gears up for Dry-run for COVID-19 vaccination; 19,690 health workers registered

Kohima, January 10 (NEx): The second round of the Dry-run for COVID-19 vaccination was conducted successfully across all districts in Nagaland in 31 session sites on January 8th, 2021. Earlier, the first round of dry run was held in three sites under Dimapur on January 2nd, 2021.

The weekly bulletin by the Health & family welfare, Nagaland recorded that 19,690 health workers have been registered for vaccination in the first phase and a total of 1,206 session sites have been identified for the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state.

The country’s COVID-19 Vaccination campaign will be built on the outreach and strength of the largest Public Health
Programme in the world- India’s Universal Immunisation Programme, it said.

The department reiterates that as vaccines come nearer to the general population, COVID-19 appropriate behaviours need to be reinforced again and there is no room for complacency. Symptomatic cases are steadily increasing in the state even though there
is a decline in positivity rate or positive cases, it said.

The world’s biggest Vaccination Campaign gains steam:

With the understanding that vaccination is the most scientific intervention that will help the world go back to near normal lives, COVID-19 vaccination
campaigns have already started in more than 39 countries, the bulletin stated.

It also said that as per Bloomberg COVID-19 vaccine tracker, more than 18.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and 8.35 billion doses have been set aside for different countries and areas.