State governments throughout the nation are ready for directions from the Centre on when to begin the COVID-19 vaccination drive. Near 300 million frontline staff are anticipated to get the vaccine dose within the first section.

State governments well being official mentioned that within the second section these above 50 and with co-morbidities could be given the vaccine. To organize for the vaccination, the state authorities officers mentioned the info of frontline staff have been up to date on the Central authorities portal. The officers mentioned that varied process forces have been set to implement the Centre’s tips on vaccination.

Let’s take a fast have a look at the extent of preparedness forward of the vaccination drive throughout the states:


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Maharashtra well being minister Rajesh Tope mentioned the state administration is ready for a communication from Centre on the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine and has performed pre-runs for administering it. He mentioned, “The approval for Serum Institute of India’s vaccine is just for emergency use and is topic to the consent of the affected person, which implies nobody else could be held accountable for any well being problems if any, post-vaccination.”

Dr. Subhash Salunkhe, chairman, of communicable illness prevention management and the technical committee mentioned the state has began making ready the listing of seven,58,000 COVID-19 warriors, who will obtain the vaccination within the first section.

“An in depth district-wise listing of well being care suppliers has been offered to the Centre on its Co-WIN app,” he mentioned including that the state will moreover present vaccines to 30 million folks. Dr. Shashank Josh, the member of the state vaccination process pressure, mentioned, the Centre is predicted to obtain the vaccine and distribute it to states. He mentioned, “By when will this course of begin, we don’t know.”


Well being minister Raghu Sharma mentioned the state is absolutely ready to execute vaccination; from creating centres and ambulance service shall be obtainable; in any respect the centres in case of any hostile response.

He mentioned, “We’ve got performed dry-run at 19 locations together with Jaipur; and even at non-public hospitals.” Sharma mentioned that the Centre us but to speak on the variety of vaccines, its price, and the procurement process.


Well being officers in Assam mentioned round 1.5 lakh healthcare staff and frontline employees registered with the federal government could be administered the vaccine within the first place which is able to start almost certainly in February.

“We’ve got not obtained any affirmation from the Centre on the variety of vaccine doses that Assam would get,” mentioned S Lakshmanan, director, Nationwide Well being Mission, Assam. He mentioned the state governments can not straight buy the medicines.


Dr. Ok Sudhakar, medical schooling minister, Karnataka, mentioned all COVID-19 warriors shall be administered the vaccine within the first section freed from price. “We will even use the prevailing infrastructure and the Centre will increase the extra infrastructure as required,” he mentioned. The minister mentioned that the vaccine is predicted to be obtainable in January itself.

He mentioned, “We’re awaiting instructions from the Centre on the following steps.”


In accordance with Punjab’s COVID-19 nodal officer, Dr. Rajesh Bhaskar, as of now, there isn’t a data on when the vaccine shall be administered.

He mentioned, “State has additionally not obtained any tentative plan both,” he mentioned including the state has already submitted knowledge of 1.6 lakh frontline staff to the Centre. Well being secretary Hussan Lal mentioned the vaccine shall be given to about 70 lakh folks in a phased method.


Chhattisgarh is ready for the Centre’s nod to begin the vaccination drive. Well being ministers TS Singhdeo mentioned the state will obtain vaccines from the Central authorities and the precise date has not been determined. He mentioned, “Within the first section, the vaccine could be given to 2.54 lakh registered well being functionaries within the state.”


Kuldeep Singh Martoliya, the state’s nodal officer for the COVID-19 vaccination; mentioned that the Uttarakhand authorities is anticipating to obtain vaccines; from the Central authorities quickly.

He mentioned, “We’ve got been assured that vaccines shall be offered to us by early 2021. Uttrakhand authorities has shared the info of over 94,000 well being care staff; with Centre.” He additional added that within the second section, they may share knowledge of residents above the age of 50 and with co-morbidities.

Madhya Pradesh:

About 4.5 lakh well being staff shall be administered vaccines; at major well being centres, neighborhood well being centres, and district hospitals, mentioned the nodal officer for vaccination Dr. Santosh Shukla. He mentioned greater than 2,000 ice-lined fridges have been offered for the storage of vaccines.


The Haryana well being division will conduct a dry run throughout the state; on January 7 as a precursor to the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out to check preparedness. The division has already recognized 19,000 vaccination session websites and about 5,145 vaccinators; have been mapped for the method of administering the vaccine.


Round 4.39 lakh healthcare staff shall be vaccinated in Bihar and 14,724 vaccinators; have been recognized up to now, mentioned well being minister Mangal Pandey, including the state is within the technique of giving; last-minute coaching to its vaccinators and immunisation officers.