Some states will also include districts that are situated in difficult terrain/have poor logistical support.
Maharashtra and Kerala are likely to schedule the dry run in major cities along with Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.
The first round of the dry run was conducted in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Punjab on December 28-29. No major issues were observed in the operational aspects during this dry run.
According to Union health ministry, the objective of the dry run for Covid-19 vaccine introduction is to “assess operational feasibility in the use of Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) application in field environment, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges and guide way forward prior to actual implementation”. This is also expected to give confidence to programme managers at various levels, it said.