Mysuru, January 15:- Mysuru health officials have geared up for the Covid-19 vaccination drive with the district set to receive 70,000 vials for its storage and delivery.
The vaccine storage facility at Mysuru is a designated unit for Mysuru, Mandya, Hassan, Chamarajanagar and Kodagu districts.
According to the district authorities, two walk-in freezers with a capacity to hold eight lakh 0.5ml dosages each of vaccines are ready to store vials after it arrives in Mysuru, it will be distributed to five respective Districts Vaccine Stores (DVS) for their storage in ice lined refrigerators.
Dr L Ravi, District Re-productive and Child Health programme officer said “the vaccine vials will be transported to Block Vaccine Stores (BVS) in taluk head quarters and to cold chains points (CCP) from where it is routed to session sites for administration.”
Mysuru has six BVSs and 497 CCPs as well as 234 session sites, while Chamarajanagar has 68 CCPs, Mandya – 120 CCPs, Hassan – 108 CCPs and Kodagu – 39 CCPs.
In the first phase of the vaccination drive, 33,009 health workers and frontline warriors are set to receive vaccine doses and 99 percent of those on the list have registered themselves on the portal.
Eight locations have been earmarked for vaccination in Mysuru.
According to officials,, the launch will be at Trauma Care Centre, Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute, JSS Hospital, PHC at Rangasamudra, T Narasipura as well as taluk hospitals of H D Kote, Hunsur, K R Nagar, Nanjangud and Periyapattana. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)