Everyone Will Get Corona Vaccine For Free, Health Minister’s Big Announcement

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New Delhi, January 2, 2020: The Union Health Minister has made a big announcement amid the dry run of the Corona vaccine across the country today. He has said that not only Delhi but the entire country will also get the vaccine for free.

A dry run Corona vaccine has been organized in 259 places in 116 districts of all states and union territories. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan arrived at Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital to review the dry run. During this, he made this announcement while talking to journalists.

“In 1st phase of COVID19 vaccination free vaccine shall be provided across the nation to most prioritised beneficiaries that incl 1 crore healthcare and 2 crore frontline workers Details of how further 27 crore priority beneficiaries are to be vaccinated until July are being finalised”, he said.

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan appealed not to pay attention to the rumours about the vaccine. “My appeal to the people of the country is that they should not pay attention to any rumours. The Government of India wants to protect the people of the country from the corona, the development of the vaccine is part of the same process. I appeal to the people to ignore the rumours. Our priority is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Various types of rumours were spread during the polio campaign, but people took the vaccine and India is now polio-free”, the minister said.

Earlier a dry run was organized in four states to take stock of vaccination preparations. Regarding this, the Health Minister said that the feedback received after the dry run in four states has been included in the guidelines for vaccination. Today’s dry run is being held in all the states / UTs as per the new guidelines. During this time, the real vaccine is not being given, every other procedure is being followed.

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on the Corona of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has recommended the approval of the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield which is being produced in India by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII). The country’s Drug Controller General (DCGI) VG Somani may soon allow its use.