Govt chalks out plan for storage of Covid-19 vaccine
With a few potential vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reaching late-stage trials, the government has started making logistical arrangements for procurement, storage and distribution to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of a vaccine. The Centre has begun identifying both government and private facilities to create hubs for vaccine storage throughout the country. The focus is on maintaining cold storage as most vaccines require to be stored and distributed at a fixed temperature(cold temperature), failing which the vaccine becomes ineffective. Under the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 that is chaired by Dr VK Paul, member (health), Niti Aayog, there are subgroups looking into various aspects of vaccine development, procurement and distribution.