In mid of second wave, a few are arguing for opening COVID-19 vaccination for all adults.

Really, for what?
That will not be helpful, is digressing & can be damaging as well.

This thread is all about this & more.


@epigiri @RemaNagarajan @HT_Ed @kaunain_s @AnantBhan
India is in second wave.
New & active Cases are rising & soon, May be on Tuesday, 6 April, country May report highest daily new cases.

The focus has to be on immediate measures to tackle the wave.

Test, Trace and Treat.

That will be the key

COVID-19 vaccine r safe & effective.

However, person will be protected after completion of full schedule of 2 shots+ 2 weeks.
Therefore, benefit of vaccination for those who gets shot will come 6 to 10 weeks from now.
Remember gap of 4 -7 weeks in shots +2 weeks.

And since even currently eligible people will get first short and then second shot, the benefit of COVID19 vaccines will be only after , let’s say June onwards.

Second wave need to be tackled now and here.

Vaccines will help in averting or mitigating possible 3rd wave

Thus, focus in vaccination Shud b getting High coverage w/ eligible beneficiaries.

Opening to new age groups, May give false sense of coverage but those may not be the ones who need the vaccines most.

Let’s not shift goal post just because we r not doing well on numbers

Opening to wider age group mean health workforce, needed for CoVID19 response as well as for continuity of non-COvId essential health services being diverted.

That will not be response to challenge at hand.

We need vaccines, other services all alongside, in a balance

COvId-19 vaccination, is important and desired but now, those will be more for averting or mitigating next wave.

As we r in mid of second wave, focus on what is needed to tackle this wave .


@ARanganathan72 @AnantBhan @sujakrao
To tackle this wave:
1. Learn from one yr of response.
2. Empower local authorities for decision.
3. Focus on tier 2 & 3 cities ; rural area
4. Expand & revive test, trade and treat
5. Community partnership for adoption of CAB, engage #RWA, #PRI & #CSO

6. Monitor
7. Do everything needed to avoid vicious cycle of lock & unlock including avoid weekend lockdowns
8. Hear critical voices & plan for the next six months
9. Tackle vaccine hesitancy.
10. Achieve high coverage for target beneficiaries and then open for more

While we fight the ongoing wave m, we need to prepare for next wave, time ahead in July Sept, the flu season in India, when there cud b next wave.


@drharshvardhan @RajivKumar1 @ICMRDELHI @MoHFW_INDIA @Commissioncovid @oommen @abantika77

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22 Feb
There is so much of discussion going on around that #private sector should be involved in #COVID #vaccination drive. #PrivateSector is already involved.

This thread is to discuss some of these aspects. (1/n)

@Milan_reports @snehamordani @epigiri @sujakrao @oommen @amitabhk87
Of total existing 10k vaccination centres, 2k are already in private sector.

There is plan to and would need more to come up in private sector when needed 50k are set up.

So, private sector is involved. 2/n
The discussion is happening as if involvement of pvt sector facilities will change everything.

The current challenge is not the shortage of facilities or vaccination centres but ‘hesitancy’ of people to come forward to get vaccination.

The challenge is different.
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