5 districts of Karnataka chosen for COVID-19 vaccination

The nationwide dry run for COVID-19 vaccination will take place in five districts of Karnataka on January 2, the state government said on Thursday. It will be carried out in Bengaluru Urban, Belagavi, Kalaburagi, Mysuru and Shivamogga, an official statement said.

In preparation for the introduction of the COVID 19 vaccine, the Center planned to vaccinate health workers and frontline workers as initial priority groups. All health workers in public and private facilities have already been enrolled and their contact details uploaded according to the centre’s instructions, he said.

In Karnataka, in each district, three session sites – one each at district, taluk, and primary health center level were chosen for the dry trial. After the dry run, feedback will be collected from those session sites in each district, the government said.

The dry run will be an end-to-end testing exercise of the COVID-19 vaccination process, such as planning and preparation, officials said. The main objective of the dry test exercise is to assess the operational feasibility of using the CoWIN application in a field environment.