New Delhi: Coronavirus vaccination campaign will start from January 16 in India.
In the first phase, COVID-19 vaccines will be given to about 3 crore health workers and frontline workers.
The central government said that on January 16, 2021, the vaccination campaign will begin in the country, in which priority will be given to health workers and frontline employees. These people have been estimated to be around 30 million. After this, people above 50 years of age and people with serious illness will be vaccinated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of COVID-19 in the country along with the preparations of the State / UTs for COVID vaccination. The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary, Health Secretary and other senior officials.
3 crore people will be vaccinated in the first phase
After the first phase, people over 50 years of age and about 27 crore people with critical illness will be shattered.
A digital COVID-19 vaccine delivery management system will give real-time information on tracking of coronavirus vaccine stocks, storage temperatures, beneficiaries. The government said the digital platform would help automatic session allocation, verification and post-vaccination certificate recipients.
On Friday, the center instructed airport officials and airlines to use dry ice during transportation to maintain low temperatures between -8 ° C to -70 ° C, packaging of COVID-19 vaccines by air and Guidelines for transport were issued.
Decision taken under the chairmanship of PM Modi
Last week, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that one crore health workers and two crore frontline workers would be given free COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase.
“The first phase of vaccination will provide free coronavirus vaccine to the highest priority beneficiaries across the country, including one crore healthcare and 2 crore frontline workers,” the health minister said in a tweet.
He said that the remaining list of 27 crore priority beneficiaries who are exempted by July is being finalized.