The Kerala Health Department has prepared an action plan to expand the COVID-19 vaccination in the state and to commence the next phase of the drive. A total of 133 vaccination centres were allotted in the southern state in the initial phase and were being increased with the availability of more doses of vaccines. Currently, it was proposed to increase it to 249 centres at this stage.
As part of this, there would be at least 14 centres in a district, adding that 38 centres would be set up in Ernakulam district and 30 centres in Thiruvananthapuram.
After healthcare workers, the next priority would be the frontline COVID fighters. So far, a total of 4,87,306 people, including health workers and frontline fighters, have registered for vaccination in the southern state. Registration for frontline fighters is currently underway which so far comprised 75,572 home department employees, 6,600 municipal workers and 8,824 revenue staff in Kerala.