Abhishek RainaThe ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 has threatened millions of lives globally. An effective vaccine against COVID-19 is need of the hour. Vaccine is a tiny ray of hope for people, as at present there is no proper treatment of COVID-19. In this hour of grief, presently COVID-19 vaccine is only ray of hope for people all over the world, to keep the virus at bay.Indian pharmaceutical companies play a major role all over the world in making COVID-19 vaccine. Two Indian COVID-19 vaccines, ‘Covaxin’ by Bharat Biotech and ‘Covishield’ by the Serum Institute of India got approval after hectic efforts. After the successful trial of vaccine, Govt. started making plan to vaccinate each and every citizen of the country. Government has now taken decision to provide free vaccine shots to people.The vaccination drive started in a phased manner. In the first phase of the immunization drive, nearly 30 million health worker, from both Government and private Sectors and frontline workers were vaccinated, which include health employees, police personnel, paramilitary, home guard, disaster management volunteers and other Jawans in civil defense and revenue officials. This is the world’s biggest vaccination drive. Manish Kumar is the first Indian to get vaccine in Delhi. He voluntary came forward to take the vaccine first.In first stage, centre Govt allocated 35,000 cr budget for COVID-19 vaccine. In second phase of the vaccination programme, those who were above 45 years of age and have high risk of infection were vaccinated. People, who want to get vaccinated in the second phase, first registered themselves on co-win platform or through Aragua setu app. There is the complete information about the vaccination sites nearby his/her on these apps.In third phase of vaccination drive, people above 18 years were vaccinated. In this phase lakhs of people got enrolled suddenly after the announcement.India is also the one of the countries which provide free vaccine to their people and also organize the programme in entire country in a programmed way. Coping with the economic crisis and in these days when GDP of the country is going to be in minus (-), after all these things the govt. decided to do it free for our country people. The opposition party leaders and some critics questioned about the efficacy of vaccine. The other parties are doing petty politics over vaccine. People are misguided by the rumors and disinformation regarding the safety and efficacy of corona virus vaccine. People after hearing the rumors about the vaccine got confused that they get shot of vaccine or not. Some people wait for the result of the people who got vaccinated and after that they though to get vaccinated or not.The people who are unwilling to take vaccine don’t just need more science but also guidance.Negative public opinion of the people about the vaccine is also a major potential barrier. If significant portions of the population were to reject the vaccine, this could have a serious impact on the vaccines potential efficiency controlling the spread of COVID-19. This challenge can be overcome by educating people about the importance of the vaccine and being transparent about the development of the vaccine along with the prevalence of potential adverse events. Educating the people helps to build trust in the decision to offer vaccination, without which the world will not be able to overcome the pandemic and return to normal life.In the first phase and second phase of program, is in sync with the availability of COVID vaccine in the country. The nation could easily meet the demand as vaccine hesitancy only saw one half the number of eligible group enroll. This began to go awry in late march when the Govt lowered the age limit for vaccine eligibility to 45 years and above and demand began out spring supply. In between, second wave of COVID-19 hit the country very badly and things got messed up.After that govt. when announces that, all those above 18 years too would be eligible for the vaccine, then again the difference came between the number of dozes available and the number of the people. The digital platform which is made for booking of the vaccination slot is mostly full all the time full. The people got problem for booking slot because of the shortage of the vaccine and mostly because of the rush at the centre’s.To overcome the shortage the govt. has to help the companies like Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech to increase the production of the vaccine. The govt. has to talk to more companies and also with the other countries this time to fulfill the demand of vaccine and import it to India. We must urgently work together to prevent shortage from slowing the delivery of the vaccine we need in order to end the pandemic.A comprehensive road map for the vaccine rollout, factoring in manufacturing sites, distribution points and last mile health utilities, and ensuring that there is minimal wastage and vaccine is stored at the right temperature in cold chain.One of the biggest hurdles in vaccination campaign is gaining public trust. One of the really difficult challenges we have be fare in getting people to trust the vaccine. Public will also need information on how the vaccine is performing and consistent messaging from scientists. This is our best way out of this pandemic so we want to recommend and encourage our community members to take the vaccine. The world needs multiple vaccines to be approved to even begin to meet demand. But approving multiple vaccines add to the complexity of the delivery effort. Healthcare providers will need to track who received which vaccine and when, to ensure people are protected. The challenges are vast, but there is hope ‘we may be tired of virus but the virus is not tired of us.’
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