Chandigarh’s vaccination plan is set and out. And According to the plan, citizens wanting to receive the shot of vaccine have to register for it first via a smartphone app.
The plan also states the priorities of citizens who will be getting vaccines first. Initially, the vaccine will be given to healthcare workers first, then people over 50 and the comorbid population i.e. people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and other common comorbidities. While the list of registered healthcare workers is already being prepared by the govt., the remaining citizen will have to register in advance on the CoWin-20 mobile app.
Registration will be done through three methods – bulk registration, self-registration and registration through the survey.
Health and frontline workers are being registered through the bulk method.
After registration, an SMS will be sent with details of the vaccination session site, date, and time. Post-vaccination online certificates will be provided.
As of now, the vaccination sites are planned at GMSH-16, GMCH-32 and the civil hospitals. These may also be set up at government schools and community centers as the program are scaled up.
The session sites will have separate entry and exit points. “There will be three rooms for the vaccination process. In the first room, the registered person will be medically examined, while the vaccine will be administered in the second. Thereafter, the person will be under observation for 30 minutes in the third before being allowed to leave,” said Dr. Amandeep Kang, director of health services, UT.