India to begin COVID-19 vaccination drive on Jan16
India will begin its coronavirus vaccination drive from January 16, 2021, after the upcoming harvest festivals such as Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Magh Bihu, among others, sources in Union Health Ministry has actually said.
Top priority will be provided to the health care employees and the frontline workers, which is approximated to be around three crore people. This will be followed by those above 50 years of age, and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities. An approximated 27 crore people fall under this classification.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas said India was all set to save mankind by offering doses of the 2 Indian-manufactured vaccines that have actually been cleared for emergency use, Covishield and Covaxin, to the rest of the world.
The Centre has actually started a new COVID platform to track particulars of prospective vaccine recipients and likewise problem electronic certificates to them.
An Operational Standards for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine was provided by the Ministry on December 20 and States began conducting dry run from January 2.
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