Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister :
The preparations for the launch of COVID Vaccine is now complete. Before the announcements of the dates of the vaccination it is important to inspect and review the Dry run.
Starting today, the Dry run for the vaccine begins in 259 centres in 116 districts of the Country.
Reviewed the dry run of administering the COVID19vaccine at GTB hospital, Delhi today.
Guidelines for this nationwide dry run have been updated based on the feedback from the insightful pilot dry run held in 4 states.
Vaccine hesitancy was an issue even when we started polio immunisation drive but we must remember its success.
I appeal to the people not to be misguided by rumours regarding safety & efficacy of COVID19 vaccine. We will not compromise on any protocol before approving a vaccine.
We have trained about two thousand Master Trainers for the Vaccination. Health workers have also been trained in all States and Union Territories.