New Delhi: Another mock drill to check the preparedness for the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine will be conducted in all states and Union Territories (except UP and Haryana) on January 8, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

While Uttar Pradesh has already conducted the dry run in all districts on January 5, Haryana is scheduled to organise the same on January 7.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will also meet Health Ministers of all the states/Union Territories (UTs) on Thursday to guide States/UTs on the conduct of dry run.

"As a simulation of actual execution, another round of dry run/mock drill in all 700+ districts of all States/UTs is planned on January 8, 2021 to ensure efficient planning and management for vaccine delivery in each district of all States/UTs," the Ministry said.

The mock drill on Friday will take place in over 700 districts to ensure efficient planning and management for vaccine delivery. The first such nationwide dry run was conducted on January 2.

This time also, three types of session sites will be identified by each district. This will include public and private health facilities along with rural or urban outreach sites.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday also warned citizens of a fake app by the name of CoWIN, similar to the one that the government had announced a few days ago to track the coronavirus vaccination drive in the country.

Meanwhile, the Ministry said that around 1.7 lakh vaccinators and 3 lakh vaccination team members have been trained on the process to be followed at the vaccination sites which include beneficiary verification, vaccination, cold chain & logistics management, bio-medical waste management, AEFI management, and reporting on Co-WIN software.