Second phase of COVID19 vaccination mock drill today

The second phase of COVID19 vaccination dry-run (Mock Drill) will be carried out today across J&K, conforming to the India-wide preparation for the vaccine rollout.

State Immunisation Officer, Dr Qazi Haroon said that the entire J&K had been prepared for receiving the vaccine. Health facilities in two districts, he said, will be part of the second dry-run meant to address the issues that may come up when the vaccine is administered.

In Kashmir division, the dry-run will take place in PHC Trehgam, DH Ganderbal, DH Bandipora, SDH Hazratbal, DH Shopian, PHC Tahab, CHC Kremshore, DH Baramulla and Emergency Hospital Qazigund. “We have a three-step system planned for the vaccination drive and it involves different agencies. The goal is to ensure an event-free vaccination of the maximum focus group,” Dr Haroon said. He said volunteer details will be checked by the security personnel who will then permit the beneficiary into the wellness chamber where health parameters will be checked before the person is admitted to the vaccination chamber. “After the mock vaccination, a volunteer will be retained for half an hour and observed for adverse reactions,” he said.