Delhi’s first Covid-19 vaccine storage facility can vaccinate the entire population of Delhi in a month.
Our Country’s capital, which is fighting with the third phase of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, is now all set with its first vaccination program. Delhi’s first Covid-19 vaccine storage facility can vaccinate the entire population of Delhi in a month.
Under the Universal Immunization Programme, 600 cold storage points and almost 1,800 sites will be used for children. The existing vaccine infrastructure will also include school campuses. Also, the super facility has enough equipment for vaccines. It can store the vaccines at the required temperature of two to eight degrees Celsius.
At present, the Delhi government is focusing more on collecting data of its health care workers, who are on the top priority list. The Rajiv Gandhi hospital will be converted into a Coronavirus vaccine storage facility, and it will start functioning by mid-December.
Most vaccines in India need to be stored at a temperature of two to eight degrees Celsius. The lowest minimum temperature at which vaccines can be kept to maintain the cold chain in most areas in the country is minus 25 degrees Celsius as there is only one vaccine in India — Bharat Biotech’s Rotavirus vaccine — which needs to be stored at minus 20 degrees Celsius.
Source: Hindustan Times