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COVID-19 Vaccination: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal makes big announcement on coronavirus vaccine

New Delhi: The process of reaching the coronavirus vaccine has started in various cities in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to begin the process of COVID-19 vaccination on January 16. 

In such a situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made a big announcement that if needed, the Delhi government will give free vaccine to the people.

Kejriwal said, “I had appealed to the central government that vaccination should be made available to all free of cost.” The CM said that if the Central Government does not do so and the people of Delhi will be provided free of cost vaccine if needed.

Speaking to the media, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that he has already appealed to the Center to provide free immunization in the country, as there are many people who are unable to afford the coronavirus vaccine.

Requesting people not to spread rumors about the vaccine, the CM said that the vaccine has come after the Center and scientists have followed all protocols and safety measures, so there should be no doubt and people should come forward for vaccination.

The coronavirus vaccine will be first given to healthcare and frontline workers, with a vaccination campaign starting at 89 centers in Delhi from Saturday.

Earlier this month, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) had given final approval to two COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin.

The COVID-19 vaccines received the Emergency Use Authority (EAU) and according to Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, has been tested on thousands of people and has no side effects.

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