Dry run for the Covid-19 vaccine on December 28 29 in two districts of Punjab

The Center chose Punjab to conduct a blank test of the COVID-19 vaccine on December 28 and 29, Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said here Thursday.

“The districts of Ludhiana and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar have been selected for the dry run,” he said in an official statement here.

Sidhu said the dry run is intended to test established mechanisms for launching vaccination in the health system.

“It will provide insights into any gaps or bottlenecks so they can be addressed before the COVID-19 campaign begins. The blank test must be conducted in one or two districts under the overall guidance of the district magistrate / collector.” he said.

The minister said immunization partners, UNDP and WHO at the state level, will support the dry run.

He said the trip is proposed to be conducted in four states: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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