From the storage options to inoculating 100 beneficiaries per day, the centre has rolled out certain covid vaccine guidelines that must be followed if and when the vaccine rolls out in the market. It has been said earlier that there would be some priority groups who will receive the vaccine first. The group consists of healthcare professionals, frontline workers, people aged over 50, and disabled persons. We can hope to get vaccinated by the end of the next year.
What are the guidelines?
The guidelines given by the government states, “There may not be vaccine vial monitors (VVM) and Date of Expiry on the label of Covid-19 vaccine. This should not discourage vaccinators from using the vaccine. At the end of the session, the vaccine carrier with all ice packs and unopened vaccine vials should be sent back to the distributing cold chain point”. This is a piece of very basic information that can be followed by the vaccine carriers easily. The vaccine receiver will also not face any difficulty following these guidelines.
Apart from the above-mentioned guidelines, the government also pointed out some more information regarding the same. It further states, “These may include the challenge of ensuring over 1.3 billion people in India receive factual and timely information and updates on vaccine rollout progress and benefits, public’s anxiety and queries regarding government’s decision for prioritization of vaccine administration, apprehension about the vaccines introduced after a short trial raising safety concerns, and fear of adverse events, misconception about vaccine efficacy, rumors and negative narrative in media/social media space and laxity observed in public adherence to Covid appropriate behavior”.
How the vaccine will impact people globally?
If the vaccine trial phases become successful and it rolls out early next year, it can benefit us all in various different ways. The economy of the countries will become better, people’s lives will be in less danger and the suffering will somehow decrease. The states have been asked by the government to keep checking on all kinds of challenges that can arrive during the vaccine implementation so that it can be clear as to which portion they need to work on regarding the vaccine administration process.
The Policy Times suggestion
- Out of some 200-250 vaccine invention process being carried out all over the world, some 5-6 vaccines have competed for successful trial phases. India’s Bharat biotech vaccine is one of them. It is indeed a good measure by the government to roll out the vaccine implementation guidelines as it would help us in a lot of ways.
- The vaccine administration should be available to everyone by the end of 2021 so that people stop suffering. Be it an economic crisis or health adversities, the pandemic has clasped people from all over the world. We can only hope the vaccine works in bettering the situation.