Delhi, January 14, 2021: Corona vaccination shall commence in the country from 16 January i.e. Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start the vaccination program. Also, some people who get vaccinated can talk to the Prime Minister through video conferencing. According to news agency sources, about 3 lakh healthcare workers will be vaccinated at 2,934 places on the first day.
Advice to States – Keep 10% Vaccine Reserve
The Ministry of Health has advised the States and UTs (Union Territories) that the number of vaccinations should not exceed 100 in each vaccination session. 10% of vaccine reserves should be kept. It has also been said that as the vaccination progresses, the number of centers should be increased.
No option to get the vaccine for free
Two vaccines in the country – Oxford-AstraZeneca’s CoviShield and Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN have been approved for emergency use. The government stated on Tuesday that people involved in the vaccination will not get the option to get the vaccine of their choice.
30 million people to get free vaccine in first phase
In the first phase, one crore healthcare workers and 2 crore frontline workers will be employed in vaccine free. After these, the vaccine will be given to people above 50 years of age and those below the age of 50 years who are suffering from serious diseases. In this way, about 27 crore people will be vaccinated.
Government bought 1.65 crore doses
The government has purchased 1.1 crore of CoviShield and 55 lakh doses of COVAXIN. These have been sent to the states and UTs as per requirements. It is being said that CoviShield has been delivered to 60 points in the country, from where they will be sent to small centers. The first consignment of the COVAXIN vaccine has been sent to 12 states.
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